Ralph Richardson on the site of the Retort House and Old Scottish Mine site near the Gympie Gold mining Museum.
Ralph Richardson on the site of the Retort House and Old Scottish Mine site near the Gympie Gold mining Museum. Craig Warhurst

Museum plans near completion

A COLLABORATIVE process between the Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Society and the Gympie Regional Council means the lease for the Gympie and District Historical Mining Museum is close to being finalised.

At council’s planning and development committee meeting yesterday it was recommended that council endorse the Museum and Mining Reserve Trust Land Management Plan over the Brisbane Road site.

This was necessary so the Department of Environment and Resource Management could officially sign-off on the lease agreement.

Gympie and District Historical secretary Ralph Richardson said a mutual agreement had been reached between the society and council and they were now waiting for Buka Gold to cap and hand over the mine shaft so that this piece of property could be included in the lease.

It was a matter of tying up all the loose ends, Mr Richardson said.

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