Granite Quarry, Lot 501 Coalfields Road, Wellington, Shire of Harvey

Closed 8 Dec 2014

Opened 2 Dec 2014

Feedback updated 14 Apr 2015

We asked

Public comment was invited on the referral to help the EPA determine the appropriate level of assessment.

You said

There was one comment on this referral, recommending an API A level of assessment.

We did

The EPA considers that the likely environmental effects of the proposal are not so significant as to warrant formal assessment and provided public advice on this proposal. The EPA also notes that the potential impacts can be managed and mitigated by the proponent's mitigation measures and dealt with by other statutory processes.


A third party has referred B&J Catalano's proposal for a hard rock quarry (Basalt) on Lot 501 Coalfields Rd, Wellington.  The EPA has sought information from the proponent about its proposal to inform its decision whether to assess the proposal, and if so, the level of assessment. The proposal is for the extraction of 50,000 to 100.000 tonnes per year of basalt.  Rock will be extracted by drill and blast and with an excavator and will then  be crushed on site for road transport.   

What happens next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The Chairman's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


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