Break O’Day Council, Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, Upper Blessington

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Break O'Day Council

Premises: Merry Creek Quarry, Billy Taylor Ridge, Upper Blessington, near Mathinna 7214

Activity: Quarry and materials handling facility

Class of Assessment: 2A

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 25/7/2016

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 20/1/2018

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 5/2/2018

Assessment Completed: 7/3/2018

​​The Proposal

​Break O'Day Council proposes the intensification of an existing quarry at Merry Creek Road, Upper Blessington, to a maximum annual production of 10,000 cubic metres.

The proponent has lodged a Planning Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Break O'Day Council.

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).​​

Public Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations​

A copy of the permit application and all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the EER) was made available for public inspection. The public comment period is now closed.

Environmental Effects Report

The purpose of the EER is to provide a source of information upon which interested individuals, groups, government agencies and the Board may consider the environmental impacts of the proposal.

The EER was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the project specific guidelines for preparation of an EER which were provided by the Board.

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, Environmental Effects Report

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment 1 - Mining Lease

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment 2 - Land Title

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment 3 - Appointment of Mine Operator

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment​ 4 - Appointment of Site Senior Officer

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment​ 5 - Forest Practices Plan

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment​ 6 - Ecological Assessment

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment 6.1 - Natural Values Atlas Report

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment​ 6.2 - EPBC Act Protected Matters Report

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment​ 6.3 - Raptor Report - 1191

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment 6.4  - Raptor Report - 2006

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment​ 6.5 - FPA Biodiversity Values Database Search

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment​ 7 - Weed Management Plan

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment​ 8 - Noise & Vibration Emissions

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment​ 9 - Traffic Impact Assessment

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment 10 - Aboriginal Heritage Desktop Review

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment​ 11 - Unanticipated Discovery Plan

Merry Creek Quarry Upgrade, EER Attachment​ 12 - Planning Submission

​​Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision

The environmental assessment report has now been completed and can be viewed below. The report contains the permit conditions required by the Board to be included in the land use permit, if a permit is granted, by Council.

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