TASMANIAN farmers continue to wait for over-due rent from the collapsed Gunns timber company.
More than 300 landowners, who have 220,000ha of land leased to the company, remain in limbo over the future of their leases.
The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association has organised an information session in Launceston next Wednesday, January 16 for farmers who have leases with Gunns to grow plantation timber.
The Association says the purpose of the meeting is to allow farmers to discuss the latest developments concerning their leases with the administrator of Gunns Plantations Ltd, PPB Advisory.
An administration period is due to end at the end of this month, however TFGA says that PPB has proposed it be extended until the end of June.
According to a statement from TFGA the administration period was effectively a "standstill period in which landholders would continue to receive no rent on the leases and the trees would remain the property of investors in Gunns' various schemes''.
"Part of the reason for the extension is for the administrators to secure a replacement responsible entity for the scheme.''
There are about 560 Gunns leases in Tasmania, with more than 330 different landowners, covering 220,000ha.
TFGA chief executive Jan Davis said a lawyer would also be on hand to explain the situation and farmers' options.
"It is complex and we urge all affected landowners, regardless of whether they are TFGA members, to attend,'' she said.
The meeting will be held at The Boathouse, 55A Lindsay Street, Invermay at 5pm on Wednesday, January 16.