The Holcim Beenleigh Quarry has been in operation since 1987. Quarrying occurs on Lot 51 WD1009 and Lot 58 W31548.
The site is operated under six (6) separate planning approvals issued over time and administered by the Gold Coast City Council. Environmental permits are issued by the Department of Environment and Science (DES). Both the Gold Coast City Council and DES oversee compliance with the consents and permits.
Proposed operational improvements
At Beenleigh Quarry, Holcim has noticed a growing demand from customers for our construction materials. We have also received requests to collect materials earlier or later than our current operating hours to meet customers’ project timeframes and avoid peak travel periods.
In response, we have refreshed our development plan for the quarry.
No increase in the size of the approved quarry extraction area or rock blasting activities are proposed. However, we have submitted a Development Application to Gold Coast City Council in April 2021 to enhance our quarry operations. The proposed improvements involve:
- Adding a new overburden storage and stockpile area in an existing gully, immediately adjacent to the current crushing plant.
- Extending operating hours for sales, quarry operations and some maintenance activities. No changes to blasting activities are proposed.
- We also hope to consolidate the multiple existing planning approvals under which the site operates as part of the process.
More information about the proposed changes is provided in the fact sheet (below) on this page.
Gold Coast City Council will provide a copy of Holcim’s Development Application on its website at www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/planning-and-building/development-applications-28357.html. Residents and business owners will be able to have their say about the Development Application as part of Council’s assessment process.
Community members can contact the Quarry Manager, Chris Geeves, during business hours by phone on 0429 791 403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This webpage will be updated as the application progresses.