APPROVED: Entry to the sand quarry will be on Wilsons Rd, via Memerambi-Gordonbrook Rd at Gordonbrook.
APPROVED: Entry to the sand quarry will be on Wilsons Rd, via Memerambi-Gordonbrook Rd at Gordonbrook. Google Maps

Industrial project approved for South Burnett

SOUTH Burnett Regional Council have welcomed another project to the area, the Gordonbrook sand quarry.

Councillor Ros Heit said she was happy for the quarry to go forward when it was approved during the council meeting on Wednesday, October 10.

The primary sand extraction activities are currently occurring adjacent to an un-named local waterway which is associated with the Hirst Creek.

The proposed sand quarry site is on Wilsons Rd and would have a maximum throughput of 100,000t per annum.

The council discussed the reality of the truck movements to the quarry, entering Wilsons Rd, via Memerambi Gordonbrook Rd.

Cr Gavin Jones said they would continue to monitor the trucks.

"We have had problems with trucks in that region, taking shortcuts and damaging our roads,” he said.

In addition to the environmental authority requirements, the activity performed on site would remove quarry material from a water course under the 2016 Planning Act.

Along with the removal of quarry material from a watercourse, a Quarry Material Allocation Notice will be required under the 2000 Water Act.

The extraction, crushing, screening, loading, operation of plant equipment, ancillary activities and haulage at the Wilsons Rd sand quarry would be limited to Monday to Saturday between 6am and 6pm.

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