Gadtech Materials Pty Ltd, Big Blue Quarry, Runnymede

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Gadtech Materials Pty Ltd

Premises: 355 Woodsdale Road, Runnymede 7190

Activity: Quarry

Class of Assessment: 2B

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 26/3/2020

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 24/10/2020

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 21/11/2020

Assessment Completed: 19/1/2021

​The Proposal

Gadtech Materials Pty Ltd has proposed to operate a quarry located adjacent to Woodsdale Road, Runnymede (PID 2713661). The proposed maximum extraction volume is 200,000 cubic metres per year, with crushing and screening of up to 100% of material extracted. Blasting is also proposed to occur, approximately 16 times per year on average.

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to Southern Midlands 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 EIS) were made available for public inspection. The public consultation period has now closed. 

Environmental Impact Statement

The purpose of the EIS 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 EIS was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the Project Specific Guidelines for preparation of an EIS which were provided by the Board.

  Gadtech Materials Pty Ltd, Big Blue Quarry, Runnymede - EIS   (14Mb)​

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.

  Gadtech Materials Pty Ltd, Big Blue Quarry, Runnymede - EAR   (7Mb)​