The site is of archaeological significance at the local level. It contains remnants (footings) of the first mill in this area in 1884-85–one which ultimately failed. Its importance lies partly in its establishment, and partly in the circumstances of its failure during the time of initial attempts to establish a sugar industry in North Queensland. The failure allowed some understanding of the level of financing and labour required to make a sugar mill a financial success. One of the outcomes of failures such as this was the establishment of cooperative mills where the start-up finances were backed by the Government treasury.