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A proposal by the owners of Champions Quarry at Tuckurimba, near Lismore, is sure to draw submissions after a revised plan went back on exhibition yesterday.

Although the proposal to dramatically increase the take of sandstone at the quarry is due to be assessed under part 3A, the public can put in submissions until Friday 2 March.

The quarry is seeking to extract 6.25 million tonnes of sandstone from the quarry over 25 years.

The application proposes to increase the extraction from the currently approved limit of 63,800 tonnes per year to 250,000 tonnes per year, with the material to be moved off site by trucks. It also plans to increase the size of the extraction pit from two to 16 hectares.

Details of the proposal can be accessed by visiting http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au and following the links to the ‘On Exhibition’ page.

Submissions can be lodged at http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au (then search for the project) or emailed to [email protected].


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