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.

Process

EES requested

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 will need to provide a detailed examination of the environmental impacts of the proposed project.

The EES is also accredited under the bilateral agreement between the Australian and Victorian governments for the assessment purposes of the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). It will have to address the matters of national environmental significance identified in the Commonwealth decision that the project is a ‘controlled action’ under the EPBC Act.

Scoping Requirements

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.

Consultation Plan

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.  

Read the Bunyip North granite quarry EES Consultation Plan (PDF, 835.9 KB)

The plan may be updated as required during the preparation of the EES.  If the plan changes, the updated version will be posted on this page.

More information

For more information contact:

Hanson Construction Materials
☎ Phone: (03) 9274 3703 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm)
✉ Email: community.bunyipnorth@hanson.com.au

EES process:
Environment Assessment Unit
☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5470
✉ Email:  environment.assessment@delwp.vic.gov.au