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Cresswells Transport and Quarrying Pty Ltd - Highland Lakes Road Quarry - Meander Valley


EPA assessment complete


The Proposal
Public Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations
Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan
Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision
For Further Information


The Proposal

Cresswell’s Transport and Quarrying Pty Ltd has proposed to construct and operate a Level 2 quarry off Highland Lakes Road removing up to 30,000 cubic metres of quartz and quartz conglomerate resource per annum.

The application was referred to the Board of the Environment Protection Authority (the Board) for assessment under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA).

The Proponent lodged a Development Application with a supporting Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) to the Meander Valley Council.

The DPEMP was prepared by the proponents on the basis of the project specific guidelines for preparation of a DPEMP which were provided by the Board.


Public Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations

Public Exhibition of Documentation

A copy of the permit application and of all supporting documentation (including the DPEMP) were advertised for public comment. The public comment period is now closed.

Following the public comment period the proponent was required by the Board to prepare a Supplement to address issues raised in public and Government Agency consultation.


Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan

Cresswell's Quarry - DPEMP

Cresswell's Quarry - DPEMP Appendices 1-3

Cresswell's Quarry - DPEMP Appendices 4-6

Cresswell's Quarry - DPEMP Appendix 7

Cresswell's Quarry - DPEMP Appendices 8-9

Cresswell's Quarry - DPEMP Supplement


Environmental Assessment Report and EPA decision

The environmental assessment report has now been completed and can be viewed below. This report contains an environmental assessment and recommendations to the Board in relation to the proposal.

The permit conditions required by the Board to be included in the land use permit, if a permit is granted, by Meander Valley Council are Appendix 3 of the environmental assessment report.

Cresswell's Quarry - EAR

Cresswell's Quarry - EAR Appendix 3

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