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Opposing the Beveridge/Wallan quarry

Proposed quarry information and FAQ's

Mitchell Shire Council has twice rejected a planning application for a quarry in Wallan/Beveridge at 175 Northern Highway. It will bring traffic congestion, noise, dust, vibrations and impact the health and wellbeing of residents.

The final decision rests with Planning Minister the Hon. Richard Wynne.

Quarry location

Quarry meeting

FAQs

How can I get involved to oppose the quarry?

Your voice is the most important voice in this fight.

The most immediate way to get involved is to contact your local members of parliament and the Minister and let them know that you do not want this quarry in Beveridge/Wallan.

Contact details:

There will be further opportunities for us to come together as a community to oppose this quarry. To keep in touch, or to find out more ways to get involved, please contact us via email at: Mitchell.Advocacy@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

Will my voice matter?

Every single voice matters.

This is our last opportunity to stop this quarry. If you do not want a quarry in Wallan or Beveridge, now is the time to get involved and make your voice heard.

Please get involved, and talk to friends and neighbours to help spread the word that now is the time to fight this quarry.

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What is Mitchell Shire Council’s position on the quarry?

Council has twice rejected a planning permit application for a quarry in Beveridge/Wallan at 125 Northern Highway. Council firmly opposes the quarry on a number of grounds, and is committed to working with the community to stop this quarry.

Who is responsible for making the final decision on the quarry?

The Minister for Planning, the Hon. Richard Wynne, is responsible for making the final decision on the quarry.

What are the next steps in the planning process?

The Minister for Planning, the Hon. Richard Wynne, is responsible for making the final decision on the quarry.

The Minister has appointed a Ministerial Advisory Committee which will make recommendations regarding both the quarry planning permit, and the Beveridge North West PSP (in which the quarry is located).

The most immediate next step is expected to be community consultation on the Beveridge North West PSP led by the Victorian Planning Authority.

Council would encourage anyone who has concerns about the quarry to make a submission to the Victorian Planning Authority at that time.

To be kept up-to-date about the planning process and opportunities to make submission, get in touch with Council at: Mitchell.Advocacy@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

Will the quarry cause traffic issue and more congestion?

Council acknowledges that the proposed access point into the quarry will create further issues for the functioning of the Northern Highway. Along with this, the traffic report indicated that the site is expected to generate up to 30 vehicle movements during peak hours.

It is Council’s view that the proposed quarry will create additional traffic in the area.

Will the quarry impact our health and wellbeing?

This is a very significant concern from community members we have spoken to. The rock from the quarry will be extracted using machinery and blasting techniques.

There are understandable questions and concerns from the community about the vibrations, noise and dust that this will create.

More information

If you would like more information, you can contact Council's Advocacy and Social Planning Coordinator Rebecca Sirianni on 03 5734 6200 or email Mitchell.Advocacy@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au. Alternatively, you can sign up for quarry updates.

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This page was last updated on 1 December 2021.