Our Current Projects

The refurbishment of the Ling Siding site at Scottsdale, North East Tasmania is now complete. The site is now open for business with many tenants already taking up space at the site. there is plenty of room for new tenants at the site, and we welcome inquiries. The first and major project for the group was to refurbish and make good the Ling Siding site. This has enabled business to co-locate on the site for mutual benefits. The major project components consisted of: - Major site clean-up and removal of redundant steel and concrete - Restoration of power to the site (including a new mains connection and transformer) - Making good most buildings - Restoration of communication and IT systems - Restoration of fire water supply - Restoration of potable water and effluent systems - Installation of a public weighbridge - Restoration of site fencing, and erection of new fencing - Re-sealing 27,000 m2 hardstand area. Once this refurbishment is complete, the site can accommodate many and varied businesses and organisations who want to locate to the HUB for mutual benefits. Mutual befits include: shared resources, use of a weighbridge, sharing a hardstand, engineering, OH&S aspects, and in the future share labour, engineering and marketing.

Integrated Timber Processing Hub

DRI's vision for the HUB is a place where like minded timber related businesses can co-locate for mutual benefits. Where a waste of one organisation becomes the resource of another. Where businesses work together on projects that have wide ranging benefits to the local and Tasmania economy.

Timber Preservative Treatment Plant

The Treatment Plant is a leased on-site facility and is up and operational.
This business represents the first hub business located on the site.
It now provides open access treatment facilities to those wanting timber treated.
Businesses requiring timber to be treated are encouraged to use this facility.



Providing affordable warmth using a renewable fuel made from sawdust

How wood pellets are made

Log peeling for veneer

Engineering wood that would otherwise be wood-chipped and using it for building

Bio char

Biochar is essentially charcoal that is produced by burning carbon based fibre in a very low oxygen environment also known as pyrolysis. When added to soil Biochar increases soil fertility and improves soil water retention. Biochar can be produced from a range of methods from quite low technology’s to high level automated units. Modern biochar manufacturing methods can also produce syngas and bio-oil depending on the method employed. Some investigation suggests biochar shows significate improvement of marginal soil types. Recent commercial production of biochar manufacturing units has seen increased volumes of biochar being used in the agricultural sector for soil improvement.

Saw milling

The DRI goal is to attract saw millers to the Ling Siding HUB site, we have potential sites available for interested businesses

Orientated Strand Board (OSB)

Making an inexpensive alternative to plywood

Read about how orientated strand is made and used