Salt Ash Sand Quarry is located north-east of Newcastle at 8 Oakvale Drive in Salt Ash, NSW. The quarry has been in operation since the 1980s. Holcim took over ownership of Salt Ash Sand Quarry in April 2020 from Sibelco Australia Pty Ltd. The quarry employs ten people full-time and an additional five contractors.
Monday to Thursday
6am to 10pm
Two shifts (6am to 2pm and 2pm to 10pm)
6am to 6pm
6am to 12 noon
Sundays & Public Holidays
The site operates one shift on Friday and Saturday. Site management and office personnel work a standard 8am to 5pm work day.
Social responsibility is the cornerstone of our commitment to sustainable development. At Holcim, we strive to assist in improving the quality of life for our people, their families and the communities in which we operate through investment and engagement. The Salt Ash Sand Quarry team is committed to working with the local community and building long-term relationships based on mutual respect and trust with all stakeholders. At times, Holcim will provide community updates, newsletters and community information sessions to ensure the local community is kept up to date with the local operations, any upcoming projects or planning changes, as well as provide an opportunity for the community to ask questions or learn more. However, the Salt Ash Sand Quarry team can be contacted at any time with questions or concerns.
A community hotline and direct email address is being established to ensure community contact is easy and efficient.
A community information session is currently being planned with more details to come shortly.
Holcim is committed to the responsible utilisation of our country’s natural resources. Environmental management and compliance of the Salt Ash Sand Quarry operation is regulated by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), NSW Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment’s (DPIE) and Hunter Water. Regular environmental monitoring occurs as part of the operation of the quarry: including noise and vibration from blasting, dust and stormwater. All environmental monitoring is carried out in accordance with our Environmental Authority and relevant Australian Standards.
Planning and approvals
Prior to Holcim’s ownership and to date, sand extraction at the quarry has operated under two primary development consents granted by Port Stephens Council in 1980 and 1992 respectively.