In the year 2020, where are we at?
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⚠️ THE FIGHT IS STILL GOING. It’s been a long 13 years, but we’re not done yet.
⚠️ Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hanson’s Environmental Effects Statement (EES) *should* have been completed towards the end of 2020. That date may now be extended, but when it does come, that’s when we’ll need your help!
See the panel below for the timeline thus far.
⚠️ Once the EES has been submitted, and the Planning Minister is satisfied with the report, we (and you) will only have 25-30 business days to provide feedback on the report. SO GET YOUR THINKING CAPS ON - Remember, Bunyip North and it’s surrounding regions are like no other. After all, the reason why the Planning Minister ordered an EES in the first place was because;
"The proposal has potential for significant environmental effects, in particular on biodiversity, hydrology, groundwater and Aboriginal cultural heritage values, and amenity, over an operational period of many decades."
BUT, what can you do until then?
✅ Make sure you've signed our change.org petition 👉🏼www.change.org/p/richard-wynne-stop-hanson-s-bunyip-north-q…
✅ Keep up to date with the latest news by signing up to our mailing list 👉🏼 www.stopthebunyipnorthquarry.com/contact-us
✅ Write to local politicians (we have a list of contacts available on our website) 👉🏼 www.stopthebunyipnorthquarry.com
✅ Visit our online shop for t-shirts and Mark Knight limited pieces - every dollar counts! 👉🏼 www.stopthebunyipnorthquarry.com/shop
….. and don’t forget to tag your pictures of our local flora and fauna: #StopTheBunyipNorthQuarry
Find out more about the EES process: /www.planning.vic.gov.au/environment-assessment/browse-projects/projects/bunyip-north-granite-quarry
What's at stake if HANSON get their way!
2 million tonnes of Granite per year trucked along Tonimbuk Road onto Princes Highway, that's around 550 truck movements daily over the next 70-100 years!
Blasting, crushing, machinery and truck movements, generating constant noise and dangerous dust particulate matter which can cause Silicosis! All this within a site that is just 20 metres from long established Homes and just 360 metres from State Significant Mount Cannibal reserve.
A Quarry the size of Brew Rd, Mount Shamrock and Tynong North Quarries combined on land equal to the size of Melbourne CBD.
A fence around the entire Quarry site denying Wildlife access through their established Bio-link corridors!
Irrevocable changes to Ground Water levels and Surface Water flow into established farm dams!
OUR Community action so far has resulted in...
Many hundreds of signatures petitioning the Minister for Planning that concluded in a full Environment Effects Statement (EES) being required.
Politicians being lobbied at both State & Federal level and us receiving acknowledgement both publicly and privately that they believe this Quarry proposal is in the wrong location!
How can I help
DONATE Now - We need funding urgently, to finance Legal representation and make this a fairer FIGHT!
Get SIGNING - Our Change.org petition & get all of your friends and family that love this pristine area to sign as well.
Start WRITING - to Local & Federal Politicians, and your Local Council, don't let them second guess how you feel about this proposal in your Community, make sure they know exactly how you feel!
Attend MEETINGS - As we are representing YOUR community, we welcome input from all community members, Contact Us for next scheduled meeting time.
Get INFORMED - Read our Facebook, Blog & Instagram updates.
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