Linwood Quarry (Boral)
Boral Resources Pty Ltd owns and operates the Linwood quarry which is located on Clubhouse Road, Seacliff Park.
The quarry was established in 1882 and produces aggregates, rail ballast, pre-mix concrete and road materials.
Extractive industries, including the Linwood operation are regulated under both the Mining Act 1971 (Mining Act) administered by the Department for Energy and Mining (DEM), and the Environment Protection Act 1993 (EP Act) which is administered by the EPA.
The EPA regulates the Linwood operation with DEM, the lead mining regulator, with principle responsibility for management of key issues, including noise and dust from blasting activities.
Expansion proposal submitted in December 2018
Boral lodged a proposal with the Department of Energy and Mining (DEM) in December 2018 to extend the Boral Linwood Quarry towards the east of the present pit.
This expansion will focus operations to the east of the site, away from the southern portion of the mine and further from local communities. This is expected to bring improvements to environmental outcomes for residents, particularly from dust and blasting. The expansion will also improve public safety through diversion of traffic to the Majors Road intersection.
The mining lease proposal which was submitted to DEM will be advertised for a period of statutory consultation. For more information regarding this process, please see the DEM website.
The EPA licenses activities of environmental significance and monitors water, air and noise pollution. The proposed expansion is to be included on Boral’s EPA authorisation.
The EPA will also review the current version of the licence, which is due for renewal on 1 November 2019.
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