Many would have noticed the fencing near the helicopter pad, extending down Clarkson Drive. Reports indicate it will be a familiar sight for the next three years.
A representative from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines said, “Work continues on the site of a former mineral sands processing mill previously located at Clarkson Drive, Rainbow Beach to remove any contaminated waste material and remediate the site.
“Fencing has been erected to secure access to the site because heavy machinery is being used by the contractor engaged by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines to remove contaminated waste material from a stockpile of old mineral sands tailings and remediate the site.”
The remediation project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017.
“Once the remediation project has been completed this state land can be removed from the Queensland Environmental Management Register and the Contaminated Land Register maintained by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.”