Slice of Tasmanian woodworking history about to be demolished.
I write hoping you could help save an important part of Australia's
woodworking heritage. Tasmania at the bottom of the Australian mainland
is home to one of the world's special power stations, and a significant
wooden pipeline made of king billy pine.
Would you please consider writing to the West Coast Council as Hydro
Tasmania have applied to demolish the wood stave pipeline at the
historic Lake Margaret power station. The pipeline, constructed in the
1930s and brought into the village by horse and cart is believed to be
the largest king billy pine structure of its kind in the world.
Objections can be forwarded by this WEDNESDAY 26th July by 5pm AEST to
David Metcalf, the General Manager of West Coast Council:
His email address is:
PLEASE DO NOT SEND EMAILS AFTER THIS TIME AND DATE.
Lake Margaret is the second oldest power station in the southern
hemisphere and was built in WW1 to supply power to the Mount Lyell
Mining and Railway Company, a mine and railway based in Queenstown. The
village is a unique snapshot of Tasmania's industrial, social and
Objections can be a simple sentence of objection. You may want to cite
the basis of the objection, such as the perceived value of the INTACT
pipeline, and that the station, which closed on 30 June should remain
open as the second oldest power station in the southern hemisphere.
If you are writing from overseas, feel free to google Lake Margaret
power station and view some of the images of this amazing piece of
craftsmenship. Also, if you choose to email, please write your snail
mail address to emphasise the international significance of this
Please help save this important Australian woodworking icon. Thankyou.