Sad farewell for historic site
  • Friday 19 April 2013

A significant piece of Sunshine Coast history went up in smoke on Tuesday 16 April, when the Olsen Mill at Eudlo was destroyed by fire.

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said it was sad to see the end of the abandoned sawmill.

“Eudlo was once a ‘timber town’ and the Olsen Mill satisfied the need for timber in the area for many years and the exquisite hardwood milled there was used to build the nearby Community Hall where the popular Eudlo Seasonal Market is held,” she said.

“When the mill closed the state government transferred the site to Sunshine Coast Council and we worked hard with the community on a number of options for the mill building and the land.

“Whilst council’s preferred option at the time was to remove the building, I strongly supported the community’s wish to retain it and sought community and economic options to achieve this.

“It is a great shame that these wishes now won’t have a chance to come to fruition but I look forward to continuing to work with the local community to develop similar opportunities that arise in the future.”