Hanson must clarify the scope of their proposed operations, and provide risk analysis and evidence relevant to that scope. This involves analysing potential areas of impact including:
- air quality
- public safety
- Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage
- native vegetation and fauna
- surface water
- hours of operation
- visual amenity
- traffic impacts at the mine access points
- third party property.
Hanson’s proposed operations cannot be undertaken without approval. Hanson will need to address the government requirements and submit an amended MOP review for re-assessment to continue the application.
Hanson has six months to respond and once an amended MOP review has been received, government will then undertake a comprehensive assessment of Hanson’s submission ahead of a decision on whether the MOP requires further alteration or can be approved.
The Department for Energy and Mining will continue to update its White Rock webpage with information.