Proposed Bunyip North Quarry Plans to go on public exhibition from April, 2021
Hanson Construction Materials (Heidelberg Cement, Germany), has indicated that they will complete their Environmental Effects Statement (EES) by April 2021. The EES details their quarry plans and how they say their operation will affect the area.
The EES and its related submissions are what Planning Minister Richard Wynne MP uses to form his decision on whether or not the proposed project is approved or rejected.
The Mount Cannibal and District Preservation Group (MCADPG) is preparing to oppose the quarry, however we need your support to succeed against this well-funded, international corporation.
It is vital that all residents take part in this process as these types of project proposals have been defeated in the past and can be defeated in Bunyip North. Demonstrating an inappropriate location, no social license to operate, more environmental and social harm than good and bringing nothing of value to the community will help with the rejection of Hanson's proposal.
Documents and studies commissioned by Hanson and performed by specialists that expressed a number of concerns about the project were submitted to the Minister for Planning in 2013.
We ask all residents to review Hanson’s 2013 EES Referral Report (download link below) and begin drafting individual concerns and objections to this proposal. Once the EES is released, residents will only have up to 30 business days to review documentation and make submissions.
If you require assistance in lodging your submission, or you would like to discuss things with a member of the MCADPG Committee, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via the Contact Page.
The Mount Cannibal and District Preservation Group.
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Bunyip North Quarry EES
Note: Relevant info starts on page 3 of PDF
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.
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