The New South Wales government has announced the construction of a new hard rock quarry within the state’s far north coast.
Department of Planning and Environment spokesperson said the decision followed an application by Quarry Solutions Pty Ltd to construct the quarry.
“The quarry will be a great boost for the Far North Coast community, injecting an estimated $1.9 million into the local economy every year of the life of the project,” the spokesperson said.
“The company has also committed to a range of traineeships at the quarry for school leavers in the local area.”
The quarry is expected to extract approximately 1,000,000 tonnes of basalt each year, for up to seven years.
Materials from the quarry are expected to supply basalt towards the construction of the Pacific Highway upgrade.
“The key issues raised during consultation included trucks and traffic, road safety at and around the town of Coraki, hours of operation, noise and dust,” they said.
“Hours of operation have been revised. The quarry has been approved to operate between 7.00am and 6.00pm Mondays to Fridays and from 8.00am to 1.00pm on Saturdays.”
The site will be subject to on-going audits and inspections from government authorities.
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