Supporting the Local Economy

We deliver more than sustainably manufactured pulp, paper and packaging products. With 70% of our workforce based in regional communities, we contribute substantially both directly and indirectly to these local economies as well as in urban locations of operations.

Australian Paper commissioned Western Research Institute (WRI) to conduct an economic impact analysis to find out exactly what our financial contribution to the Australian, state and regional economies were in 2011.

We estimate these figures to remain relatively unchanged in 2014.

Taking into account flow on effects, the report found that:

Australian Paper contributes to the Australian economy:

  • $754 million in value-add, equivalent to $1263 for each tonne of paper we produce
  • 5,928 full time equivalent jobs supported directly and indirectly as a result of our operations

 

Maryvale mill operations contribute to the Victorian economy:

  • $611.9 million in value-add
  • 4,224 full time equivalent jobs supported directly and indirectly as a result of our operations

 

Melbourne operations contribute to the Victorian economy:

  • $49.2 million in value-add
  • 784 full time equivalent jobs supported directly and indirectly as a result of our operations 


Maryvale recycling plant operations contribute to the Australian economy:

Construction has been completed on our recycling plant at the Maryvale Mill in Victoria.

  • 240 local full time jobs and contributing
  • $50.7 million per annum to the Australian economy

During construction, the plant will contributed an estimated $109.5 million (including flow-on) to the Australian economy, and supported 967 full time equivalent direct and indirect jobs.

Read the Economic Impact Report for Australian Paper.