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Collingwood Tin Mine

The departments of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) and Natural Resources and Mines (NRM) have been managing the former Collingwood Tin Mine since the operator of the site was placed into liquidation in June  2015. A Water Management Plan has been developed, which involves controlled discharges of water from the site.  

EHP completed an initial water discharge program which resulted in the controlled release of approximately 100ML of water from the site in November and December 2015. The release was undertaken in accordance with advice received from the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI) to ensure that the release was managed to prevent impacts in the receiving environment. EHP also conducted water quality monitoring throughout the release program and liaised closely with surrounding stakeholders including the local Traditional Owners, landholders and Cook Shire Council prior to, during and following the release.  

To prepare the site for future rehabilitation, EHP intends to undertake further discharges from the site when rainfall produces suitable flow conditions in receiving waters but any future release of water will only take place once there has been engagement with all stakeholders in the same way as with the 2015 release program.

EHP will continue to work closely with DNRM and other agencies to develop long long-term rehabilitation strategy for the site to address key safety and environmental issues.

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Last updated
19 April 2016