A MASSIVE $5 million offer to buy the Recherche Bay historic site has been rejected by the owners, Simon Bevilacqua writes in today’s The Sunday Tasmanian.

The article says:

The Vernon family’s plans to log the site have outraged conservationists and brought howls of protest from academics.

Dover businessman Ian Hall, however, came up with an idea to resolve the division.

And concludes:

Last night, David Vernon told the Sunday Tasmanian he had received documentation about the proposal.

“We were offered a 1 per cent deposit, $50,000, which is really nothing,” he said. “It’s not a proper offer.

“We spoke to a group two years ago suggesting they come up with options, and it’s taken them two years to come up with this. It’s not going to wash with us.”

Read it all here:

Bid to buy French site

Earlier, on Tasmanian Times:

It’s about respect