In July 2021, DEM requested further detailed information from Hanson Construction on their current mine operations plan (MOP) application for the White Rock Quarry. DEM provided Hanson with 6 months to prepare a revised MOP. On 22 November 2021, Hanson wrote to DEM seeking an extension to the timeframe to submit the revised MOP.

Following on from the DEM request for a revised response and further information, the reasons provided for the extended timeframe include (but are not limited to):

  • Resolution of the on-going EPA Environment Improvement Program related to surface water discharge from the quarry
  • Additional time to obtain a representative data set related to dust generated by quarrying activities
  • Further work on matters relating to Aboriginal Heritage

DEM has accepted the extension request, and Hanson will now be required to provide the revised MOP on or before 30 June 2022.