GR and AM Whiteley, Meander Shale Quarry Expansion

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: GR and AM Whiteley

Premises: Meander Shale Quarry

Activity: a quarry

Class of Assessment: 2A

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 8/12/2021

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 20/8/2022

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 5/9/2022

Assessment Completed: 7/10/2022

​​​The Proposal

​GR & AM Whiteley propose to intensify operations at the Meander Shale Quarry, located two kilometres west of the Meander township, off Reiffers Road. The proponent is seeking a production increase from 15,000 cubic metres to 20,000 cubic metres per year. ​

The proponent has lodged a Permit Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to Meander Valley 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.

 R and AM Whiteley, Meander Shale Quarry Expansion - EER (PDF 14Mb)

Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision

The environmental assessment report (EAR) 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.

 GR and AM Whiteley, Meander Shale Quarry Expansion - EAR (PDF 10Mb)