Boral Dunmore Operations
Boral's Dunmore Operations include a hard rock quarry, a sand dredging operation known as Dunmore Sand & Soil, and Boral Concrete Dunmore. Each makes an important contribution not only to building and development in the Illawarra and South Coast, but also across the greater Sydney basin and beyond.
38 Tabbitta Road
Dunmore NSW 2529
Boral's Dunmore Operations have existed for more than 90 years, servicing the need for building and construction materials in the Illawarra, South Coast and greater Sydney metropolitan areas.
Sited directly adjacent to the South Coast Railway and Princes Motorway, the Operations are ideally positioned to support growth and development in these key regions of NSW.
Originally a hard rock quarry, today's Dunmore facilities include the Dunmore Sand & Soil business, Boral Concrete Dunmore, and a Boral Logistics yard.
Boral Dunmore Quarry: Modification 11
Our Dunmore Quarry is one of the most important hard rock resources our organisation operates in NSW. Apart from the immediate local area, the quarry provides a significant volume of aggregates into Sydney for the State Government's ongoing large-scale program of public infrastructure works.
The demand for aggregates has started to create challenges for how they are delivered to these vital projects. These challenges have arisen as a result of the limits which have been placed upon the quarry re the amount of tonnage allowed to be delivered via road (truck) and the adjacent rail service.
Accordingly, we have prepared a modification application for assessment by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) to remove these restrictions. This application is known as MOD 11 given it is the 11th time a modification to the original planning consent has been sought (see General Approvals: Dunmore Quarry tab).
MOD 11 is now being exhibited by the DPE for public comment until 25 October 2018. You can view the documentation and how to make your views known here.
No other changes to the existing hard rock quarry operations are being sought through MOD 11.
General Approvals: Dunmore Quarry
The Dunmore Quarry is operated to an approval granted by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment in November 2004.
The consent (DA 470-11-2003) sets out the operating, environmental and reporting conditions the quarry must comply with throughout its operational life.
Subsequent to 2004, Boral has received approval for 10 modifications to the consent. An 11th (MOD 11) is presently being exhibited for public comment.
You can read through the consolidated consent documentation here.
General Approvals: Dunmore Sand and Soil
The most recent planning consent granted by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to Dunmore Sand & Soil was during 2005.
As with the quarry, the Dunmore Sand & Soil approval (DA 195-8-2004) establishes the terms to which the site must be managed throughout its operational life.
The Dunmore Sand & Soil approval has only been modified once since its initial granting. You can read through the consolidated consent documentation here.
Environmental Assessments and Impact Statements
Planning applications may be supported by an Environmental Assessment (EA), Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), or Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE), depending on the type of application.
These documents can form part of the conditions of consent, so making them publicly available can also be a requirement of the resulting approvals. Those relevant to the Dunmore Operations appear here.
Both the Dunmore Quarry's and Dunmore Sand & Soil's planning consent include requirements to compile a range of reports and perform various audits. These offer an assurance that the provisions of each are being complied with.
Consent Auditing: Dunmore Quarry
Independent audits are carried out at the Dunmore Quarry as an assurance the conditions contained within the consolidated consent are being met. You can view the results of the most recent audit below:
The sites are required to compile an Annual Review at the end of each financial year, capturing information about operations and performance against a range of criteria.
The Reviews can be found below. Prior to the 2014-15 reporting year, the annual return documents were known as Annual Environmental Management Reports (AEMRs).
- Annual Review 2016-2017
- Annual Review 2015-2016
- Annual Review 2014-2015
- AEMR 2013-2014
- AEMR 2012-2013
- AEMR 2011-2012
Annual Noise Compliance Assessment Reports
The Dunmore Quarry and Dunmore Sand & Soil are required to undertake an independent assessment of their performance against relevant noise criteria. The resulting reports can be viewed below.
Independent Environmental Audits
Environmental Management: Dunmore Quarry
The Dunmore Quarry has developed a comprehensive Environmental Management Strategy (EMS) which guides the day-to-day addressing of the multiple environmental requirements for the site.
The EMS is very detailed and covers a number of environmental aspects typically associated with extractive operations. You can read the current EMS document here.
Environmental Management Plans
The approvals which guide our sites often include a requirement to develop and make public a number of environmental management plans (EMPs).
The purpose of these plans is to set benchmarks and assist the sites to manage operations with respect to a number of related environmental factors.
The Dunmore Quarry and Dunmore Sand & Soil have developed a set of EMPs over many years to guide site environmental management.
The suite of management plans assist the operations to meet the terms of its environment protection licence (EPL) and planning approvals. You can read each of these plans below.
- Dunmore Quarry Blast Management Plan
- Dunmore Quarry Rehabilitation Management Plan
- Dunmore Quarry Transport Management Plan
- Dunmore Quarry Air Quality Management Program
- Dunmore Quarry Water Management Plan
- Dunmore Quarry Flora & Fauna Management Plan
- Dunmore Quarry Bushfire Management Plan
Public Feedback Register
Receiving feedback is an important part of maintaining successful operations. Under the terms of each of the quarry sites' approvals, a register of complaints and their resolution is required to be made available for public review. You'll find the latest versions below.
Community Consultative Committee (CCC)
Both Dunmore Operations have a requirement to initiate and maintain a Community Consultative Committee (CCC) for their site.
The independently-chaired CCCs provide a vital communication link between Boral and the local community. Their membership consists of neighbouring residents, representatives from Shellharbour City Council and the local Boral teams.
Matters discussed at each meeting include operational and environmental performance, issues of importance for the community, and site improvement efforts.
You can view the minutes from meetings held during the past three years below.
- Boral Dunmore Quarry 1 August 2018
- Boral Dunmore Quarry 21 February 2018
- Boral Dunmore Quarry 16 August 2017
- Boral Dunmore Quarry 15 February 2017
- Boral Dunmore Quarry 17 August 2016
- Boral Dunmore Quarry 17 February 2016