Downie & Co, Bashan Quarry Upgrade, Waddamana

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Downie & Co

Premises: Bashan Quarry, 1839 Bashan Road, Waddamana 7030

Activity: Quarry

Class of Assessment: 2A

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 15/6/2017

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 20/9/2017

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 4/10/2017

Assessment Completed: 10/11/2017

The Proposal

Downie & Co propose to increase the permitted annual extraction limit for an existing quarry operation located at Bashan Road, Waddamana. The quarry currently operates under a Level 1 permit, and proposes to increase maximum annual production of gravel and fill to 127 000 tonnes per annum. The proposal is located on private freehold land, directly off the western side of Bashan Road, approximately 2.8 kilometres south of the intersection with Waddamana Road.

The proponent has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Central Highlands 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

A copy of the permit application and all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the EER) were made available for public inspection. The public consultation period has 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.

    Downie & Co, Bashan Quarry Upgrade, Waddamana - EER   (4Mb)

  Downie & Co, Bashan Quarry Upgrade, Waddamana - Appendix A-D (7Mb)

  Downie & Co, Bashan Quarry Upgrade, Waddamana - Appendix E   (747Kb)

  Downie & Co, Bashan Quarry Upgrade, Waddamana - Appendix F   (283Kb)

  Downie & Co, Bashan Quarry Upgrade, Waddamana - Appendix G   (96Kb)

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. The Commonwealth Environment Minister will make a separate determination under the EPBC Act.

  Downie & Co, Bashan Quarry Upgrade, Waddamana - EAR   (790Kb)