Final board meet­ing

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

(Back row) Don Mur­day, Gregg Wat­son,Haydn Slatter and Bill Phillips-Turner. (Front row) Ger­ard Padovan, Lex Liv­ing­stone, Alan John­stone and Mau­rie Maughan (inset) the inau­gral board and staff and con­trolled sugar milling com­pany that has very sim­i­lar sorts of views to what we had,” he said.

“As per the agree­ment, all staff and em­ploy­ees have been of­fered jobs un­der MacKay Sugar and they will be on cur­rent con­di­tions and all their en­ti­tle­ments will be car­ried through.

“Mackay Sugar has been in the dis­trict over the last few weeks and met as many peo­ple in the sugar in­dus­try as pos­si­ble and ev­ery­one is look­ing for­ward to work­ing with them now and into the fu­ture.”

Af­ter Fri­day, the board will be fo­cus­ing on the bag­ging plant com­pany and get­ting their new busi­ness ven­ture up and run­ning. THE final board meet­ing of Moss­man Cen­tral Mill Com­pany Ltd as own­ers of the sugar mill was held on Tues­day.

Af­ter 118 years, board mem­bers spent their last meet­ing in the board­room of what will be­come Mackay Sugar Moss­man Mill to­mor­row.

Chair­man of di­rec­tors Bill Phillips-Turner said the final meet­ing was spent mak­ing sure all trans­ac­tions and re­quire­ments were com­pleted and par­ties sat­is­fied.

“It’s go­ing to be a new era in the sugar in­dus­try with MacKay Sugar and it’s very pleas­ing to be in­volved with a grower owned

“We will have a new name for that and will be ramp­ing up pro­duc­tion this year of the Dain­tree Gold brand and it’s a mat­ter of bed­ding the com­pany down and mak­ing sure ev­ery­thing is ready to go for the crush­ing,” Mr Phillips-Turner said.

The crush­ing sea­son is ex­pected to start in a fort­night on Wed­nes­day, June 13, and Mr Phillips-Turner said the re­cent heavy rain dam­aged some cane with farm­ers hop­ing they have seen the last of it un­til then.

“A lot of plant cane has fallen down and it may im­pact the sugar con­tent and make it more dif­fi­cult to harvest,” he said.

“It re­ally de­pends on the weather from here on.”

The final Moss­man Cen­tral Mill board meet­ing:

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.