Bunyip North Quarry EES
Hanson is proposing to develop a granite quarry in Bunyip North (previously known as Garfield North). The proposed site is on Sanders Road, Bunyip North and is approximately 70km south-east of Melbourne and 3km north of the Princes Freeway. Hanson proposes to extract an estimated 130 million tonnes of granite from the site over a period of about 70 years.
The project is in the preliminary stages. No approval has been granted and quarrying operations have not commenced.
In November 2015 the Minister for Planning determined that the proposed quarry requires an Environment Effects Statement (EES) assessment under the Environment Effects Act 1978 (EEA). An EES is a document to be prepared by Hanson for submission to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) who administer the process. The EES describes the potential environmental effects of a proposed project and outlines how the proponent proposes to manage environmental effects. Hanson expects that the EES will take approximately two years to complete.
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