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Residents asked to remain vigilant on site operations - Mount Cannibal & District Preservation Group Media Release

The Mount Cannibal and District Preservation Group are encouraging residents to remain alert throughout upcoming drilling works on Hanson Construction Materials proposed Bunyip North quarry site. 


Quarry on Hold - Pakenham Gazette Article by Mitchell Clarke

March 29, 2020

The contentious Bunyip North Quarry project has been suspended until further notice amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hanson Construction Materials issued a statement on Friday 27 March, warning the preparation of the project’s Environment Effects Statement (EES) had been suspended.

Cuddly Face behind Quarry Fight - Pakenham Gazette article

November 08, 2018

A grumpy koala – named after the CEO of Virgin Airlines – has become the face of the Mount Cannibal and District Preservation Group’s (MCDPG) tireless battle against a proposed super quarry in Bunyip North

Join the Movement & Stop Hanson's Mega Quarry - Bunyip News Article

May 15, 2018

There are some misconceptions about the effects that the proposed Hanson mega quarry will have on our community. Firstly, it’s not just the effects it will have on the immediate environment.

Read full article on page 5 & 6 of the Bunyip & District Community News May 2018 issue

May 08, 2018

Liberal MP Gary Blackwood has rallied behind the Bunyip North community’s tireless battle to relocate a super-quarry proposed for their backyard.

Local residents continue to have no say on quarry - Bunyip & District Community News - Page 4

April 03, 2018

Unlike other quarry companies in the area, who have

given local residents a voice, Hanson to date have

refused to even grant observer status to the group

representing local residents from Bunyip, Bunyip

North, Garfield, Garfield North, and Tonimbuk.

Quarry Protest hits the Road - Pakenham Gazette Article

February 05, 2018

A local tradie has taken his fight against the proposed Bunyip North Quarry to the streets of Melbourne, decking out his work van with anti-quarry signage.

Quarry Opponents head to Council - Pakenham Gazette Article

February 01, 2018

Residents against the proposed Bunyip North granite quarry will voice their concerns with Cardinia Shire Council.

Quarry Black out Ends - Pakenham Gazette article

July 09, 2017

"Long ignored" Bunyip and Garfield residents will be consulted by the developers of the Bunyip North Quarry proposal under a government program.

Quarry objectors get to the point - Pakenham Gazette article

June 26, 2017

A Garfield North resident has put his feelings towards Hanson's Bunyip North Quarry proposal on display for the world to see.

Name Change moves Unpopular Quarry - Pakenham Gazette article

May 22, 2017

The Stop the Bunyip North Quarry Action Group is continuing its fight against Hanson's proposed quarry stating it is unsuited to the location. 

Quarry Query Buried - Pakenham Gazette Article

March 28, 2017

Article by Bonny Burrows reporting on the Community information meeting held by Hanson at the Bunyip Hall to inform residents about the EES process - Did it go well? We'll let you be the judge!

Childhood Monster has Come to Life - Pakenhem Gazette Article

March 27, 2017

Gazette journalist REBECCA SKILTON says she has been haunted by the quarry threat for half of her life. This is her story on how the 'monsters' that lived under her bed when she was young have grown up and moved in next door!

Failure to Disclose - Pakenham Gazette Letter to Editor by Jane McLaughlin

March 07, 2017

Tonimbuk resident Jane McLaughlin shares a meeting with a delightful couple who provide just one example of the negative impacts already experienced by Hanson’s proposal.

No News is Bad News - Pakenham Gazette Letter to Editor by Jane McLaughlin

February 28, 2017

The Bunyip and surrounding community have been waiting a long time for information from Hanson about its plans for a mega granite quarry in Bunyip North. Local Tonimbuk resident Jane McLaughlin laments, that if the past is a predictor to the future then prospects for disclosure and consultation appears bleak.

'Soft' Quarry's Hard Impact - Pakenham Gazette Article

December 19, 2016

The Mt Cannibal and District Preservation Group, which has fought the proposal for the past decade, has accused Hansanon of “softening” the true impact of the quarry on the surrounding area. Gazette reporter, Alana Mitchelson reports on a community meeting held at Bunyip Hall.

Tonimbuk Community Newsletter

September 30, 2015

That there was a large, well attended meeting at the Bunyip Hall where the committee (Mt. Cannibal and District Preservation Group Inc.) opposing the establishment of a huge granite quarry at Bunyip North presented its most up-to-date information.

Quarry Plan Rocks the Neighbourhood - Pakenham Gazette article

October 14, 2015

A GRANITE “super quarry” proposed for Bunyip North has attracted fierce opposition from the local community.

Quarry Cat out of the Bag - Pakenham Gazette article

August 02, 2015

Bill Pearson and Geri Fargas of the Mount Cannibal and District Preservation Group are disturbed over the Tonimbuk Quarry project.

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