Walters Contracting Pty Ltd, Porters Bridge Road Quarry

Current Stage

Assessment Completed

Proposal Details

Client: Walters Contracting Pty Ltd

Premises: Porters Bridge Road Quarry, 190 Porters Bridge Rd, Exton 7303

Activity: Quarry

Class of Assessment: 2A

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 17/5/2021

Case for Assessment Opened for Public Comment: 16/10/2021

Case for Assessment Closed for Public Comment: 2/11/2021

Assessment Completed: 12/1/2022

​​​​​​​​The Proposal

Walters Contracting Pty Ltd proposes to establish a hard rock quarry with a production and processing capacity of 32,000 cubic metres per annum. The site is located in a rural zone 6 kilometres north-east of Deloraine and has not previously been quarried. The proposed operation will involve drilling, blasting, crushing and screening of hard rock, as well as loading and carting of quarried material. 

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 Impact Statement/Environmental Ef​​fects 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.

 Walters Contracting Pty Ltd, Porters Bridge Road Quarry - EER (PDF 23Mb)​

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.

 Walters Contracting Pty Ltd, Porters Bridge Road Quarry - EAR (PDF 24Mb)​