What’s happening at the Old Mill site?

A spokesperson for the Department of Natural Resources and Mines has advised that state land managed by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines at Clarkson Drive, Rainbow Beach continues to be monitored to ensure it is appropriately managed, giving due consideration to the community’s safety.

In August 2014, the Department entered into a revised agreement with the contractor for the continuation of the remediation works at the Old Mill site.

Remediation works recommenced on August 28, 2014 and the contractor continues to remove contaminated material from the soil.

Following completion of the remediation works, the Department may consider the land’s future use for a purpose that will be consistent with Inskip Peninsula Master Plan, currently being developed by the Queensland Government.

The local school grounds will continue to be used for emergency helicopter services.