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Community feedback is being sought on a bid by the operators of a quarry at Teven in Ballina shire to double its rock-extraction operation.

The application to the state’s planning department by Holcim’s quarry at Stoker’s Lane, Teven, would allow it to:

  • extract and process up to 500,000 tonnes of rock per year
  • recycle and process up to 10,000 tonnes of concrete per year
  • transport quarry products off-site by road
  • return the site to a natural condition at the end of the quarry’s life.

A department spokesperson said. that currently the quarry turns around 265,000 tonnes of rock per year, ‘so a significant increase is being proposed’.

‘Listening to the community’s opinion is an important part of the assessment process, I encourage everyone to have a look and share their thoughts,’ the spokesperson said.

The development application, environmental impact statement and other documents can be viewed until Monday 2 February online at majorprojects.nsw.gov.au  orin person at Ballina Shire Council, 40 Cherry Street, Ballina

The best way to provide feedback is by using the online form at majorprojects.nsw.gov.au. You can also make a written submission, which must be received by the closing date.


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