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Work on Number 4 to get underway

Thursday, 2nd July, 2015

Preliminary earthworks are set to begin next week to save the old Number 4 headframe on South hill. Preliminary earthworks are set to begin next week to save the old Number 4 headframe on South hill.

Work to save the old Number 4 headframe at Rasp Mine should get underway next week.

Preliminary works are set to begin at the site including earthworks for the foundation and new concrete anchor blocks.

The old South Mine headframe was saved from demolition in June after the federal government offered $120,000 towards stabilising the 103-year-old structure.

CBH Resources and City Council also put funding towards the restoration to secure stabilising cables to the poppet head to stop it from collapsing.

While many will be pleased to hear works is set to begin, CBH General Manager of the Rasp Mine, Rob Williamson, said there would be little for passing motorists to see at this stage.

“It won’t be visible. People won’t be able to see anything significant for quite a few weeks.”

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