Proponent: Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd
Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd proposes to establish and operate a granite quarry on a greenfield freehold site in Bunyip North.
The project site comprises about 280 hectares. The quarry could operate for about 80-120 years, with an ultimate pit footprint of about 134 hectares and a maximum pit depth of about 140 metres below natural surface.
The project would also include crushing plant, product handling and stockpiles, internal roads and ancillary facilities. Access is proposed to be via Bunyip-Tonimbuk Road.
The Scoping Requirements set out the matters to be investigated and documented in the EES. Draft Scoping Requirements for this EES were on public exhibition between 19 July 2017 to 9 August 2017.
After considering public submissions on the Draft Scoping Requirements, the Minister for Planning issued final Scoping Requirements in September 2017.
Hanson has prepared a communication and consultation plan for the EES, outlining the opportunities and approaches for its community engagement during the preparation of the EES.
The plan may be updated as required during the preparation of the EES. If the plan changes, the updated version will be made available.
On 22 November 2015 the Minister for Planning determined that an Environment Effects Statements (EES) is required for the project due to the potential for significant effects.
The EES is being undertaken as an accredited process set out in the bilateral agreement under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). It will have to assess the relevant matters of national environmental significance identified in the Commonwealth decision that the project is a ‘controlled action’ requesting approval under the EPBC Act.
The EES will need to provide a detailed examination of the environmental impacts of the proposed project.
Read more about the Minister's decision process.