Holcim’s key customers in the region, who purchase hard rock, include Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Rail, Rockhampton Regional Council and Livingstone Shire Council as well as local construction companies who facilitate the development and maintenance of infrastructure, housing, and community assets in the region.
About the project
Holcim has undertaken a range of investigations throughout 2021 and 2022 in relation to the proposed extension of the Nerimbera Quarry.
Extending the quarry within Holcim’s land, rather than developing a new, greenfield quarry elsewhere, will minimise impacts to the environment and community, secure supply of high-quality quarry materials for the region, provide affordable quarry products and secure local jobs through local supply.
A development application for the extension project has been lodged with Livingstone Shire Council in November 2022. The application represents one of the primary approvals necessary for Holcim to proceed with the proposed quarry extension.
While an increased quarry footprint can be expected as a result of the extension, it is important to note the Quarry will:
- maintain the existing maximum annual production volumes and existing operational hours;
- not result in any increase of delivery vehicle volumes entering and exiting the Quarry;
- incorporate water management, vegetated buffers and progressive rehabilitation; and
- implement management and mitigation measures to ensure aspects of operations such as noise and air quality meet the objectives set by the State Government.
Since lodgement of the application, Holcim has been working with both the Livingstone Shire Council and relevant State Government departments to design the extension and associated mitigation and management measures. This work is ongoing with a view to optimise the Quarry’s operation while minimising potential impacts on the local community and environment.
As such, it is expected that the ‘public notification’ stage of the Development Application, required under the Planning Act 2016, will take place in 2024. During this stage, the community will be able to view the development application material and provide comments about the proposal prior to a decision being made.
Once the exact dates for public notification are confirmed, the details will be published on Holcim’s Nerimbera Quarry website, as well as the Livingstone Shire Council’s website.
Further details about the project can be found in the latest Project Factsheet: