Extending the quarry within Holcim’s land, rather than developing a new, greenfield quarry elsewhere, will minimise impacts to the environment and community, ensure security of supply of high quality quarry materials for the region and allow local construction costs to continue to be optimised through local supply.
In 2021 Holcim commenced investigating the south-east site area to inform the project design, building on preliminary assessments from 2011. The proposal will be subject to comprehensive impact assessments and a formal development application process through the Livingstone Shire Council and the Queensland State Government.
Any extension would maintain the existing annual production volume, traffic numbers and operational hours, utilise the existing KRA transport route via Nerimbera School Road and incorporate water management, vegetated buffers and progressive rehabilitation.
Holcim is committed to engaging with stakeholders, including the local community throughout the project. Key updates will be communicated through website updates and targeted engagement activities as the project scope is defined.