Boral Marulan South Operations
Boral's Marulan South Operations consist of the almost 200-year-old Marulan South Limestone Mine, and the modern Peppertree Quarry. Both sites make a critical contribution to the ongoing growth of the immediate and Sydney metropolitan regions.
Please note these sites are not open to the public. All sales and product enquiries may only be directed to 1300 723 999 (Quarries) or 02 9033 4000 (Cement), or you can send an online request.
843 Marulan South Road (Peppertree)
5 Hume Street (Limestone)
Marulan South NSW 2579
About the Boral Marulan South Operations
Boral's Marulan South Operations are located upon significant limestone and granodiorite deposits near the NSW Southern Tablelands town of Marulan. The Operations play an essential role in supplying aggregate- and limestone-based building and construction materials to industry across NSW and the ACT.
Reflecting the two distinct rock resources available, the Operations consist of a limestone mine and processing plant, and a hard rock aggregates quarry.
The Peppertree Quarry began operations in early 2014 following a decade-long planning and construction process. The quarry was initiated as a replacement resource for the Penrith Lakes quarries at Emu Plains in western Sydney, which ceased extraction during September 2015.
The quarry lands cover 650 hectares to the north of the Marulan South Limestone Mine. Under existing approvals, the granodiorite resource underlying 70 hectares of this land is being extracted.
Up to 3.5 million tonnes of aggregates per year can be produced by the quarry at peak production. Materials are transported via rail to terminals at Maldon, St Peters and Enfield, from which they are distributed to customers via road. With activity taking place 24 hours a day, seven days per week, the quarry supports 40 local jobs.
The Marulan South Limestone Mine dates back as far as the 1830s when the first mining activities took place in the location. Positioned atop a significant limestone deposit directly to the south of the Peppertree Quarry, today's operations produce up to three million tonnes of limestone per year.
The majority of this limestone is sent by rail to the Berrima Cement Works where it is used in the production of cement. The Berrima site produces around 60 percent of all cement consumed in NSW and the ACT. The limestone is also used to make lime based products for industrial uses (such as flux in BlueScope Steel's Port Kembla mills) and agriculture.
As with the neighbouring quarry, Marulan South Limestone is a 24 hour per day, seven day per week operation. A workforce of around 105 is supported by the operations, with these workers the latest of several generations of Marulan region residents employed by the site. The Mine is often referred to as 'Blue Circle' by locals in reference to the site's former owners, Blue Circle Southern Cement (BCSC). Boral purchased BCSC in 1987 but the 'Blue Circle' name remained in place until 2010.
Marulan South Limestone State Significant Development (SSD)
The Marulan South Operations are not just key components of Boral’s NSW resource and production network – they are essential to ongoing building and construction right across the state.
The Limestone operations, worked since the 1830s, provide the rock from which up to 60 percent of all cement products consumed in NSW and the ACT are made. Peppertree Quarry generates a significant volume of the aggregates used to support the continued growth of Sydney.
With plentiful reserves available at both sites, we’re always looking at how the operations can be managed to ensure their contribution to the wider community is maintained. Accordingly, we regularly revise the needs of both operations from a planning approval perspective.
LATEST NEWS (May 2020): State Significant Development (SSD) Project
The beginnings of mining at the Marulan South Limestone site can be traced back to the 1830s when NSW was still a British colony. During the 190 years since, mining has progressed through innumerable changes to both the political and regulatory landscape.
The legacy of the site’s length of operation is that in 2020, mining is guided via a combination of documents including a consolidated mine lease (CML), a mine operations plan (MOP), various development consents from Goulburn Mulwaree Council, and ‘continuing use rights’.
The NSW Government has been systematically working through sites operating with ‘continuing use rights’ in order to convert them to planning approvals consistent with today’s standards. Marulan South Limestone is one such site.
Given the site’s scale, volume of production and value, the process being followed to achieve this new approval is known as SSD.
Essentially, SSD is a development application (DA) supported by a range of far more detailed studies than is required for a DA made to a local Council. SSD applications are assessed by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) in consultation with key stakeholders.
Proposed changes for Marulan South Limestone: 2015-16
Work toward gaining a new SSD approval for the Limestone site originally began during 2015. At that time, we began compiling an application which sought to:
- Continue mining operations for a further 30 year period;
- Set an annual production limit of four million tonnes;
- Achieve approval for the design of the mine to both widen and deepen as mining progressed;
- Permit up to 600 000 tonnes of material to be transported by road (between the Limestone site boundary along Marulan South Road to the Hume Highway); and
- Allow the use of overburden generated through mining for filling in the most southern (Bungonia) part of the existing mine pit, as well as creating new emplacements on Boral-owned land around both sites, including across the route of Marulan South Road.
Overburden is the material, like top and sub-soil, which sits between the surface and the rock to be mined. An emplacement is a contoured mound built to hold excess overburden and designed to blend with the surrounding landscape.
Specialist consultants were engaged to gather data, compile studies and write the necessary reports. A community information program was implemented which included, among other things, an overview and feedback session held at the Marulan South site during July 2015.
Not long into 2016, this work took a new direction and the public information campaign was wound down.
While work was carried out across 2015-16, further exploration of the limestone resource was also being conducted. Through this, it was discovered much more limestone is available at Marulan South than previously considered.
In 2016 the site’s concentration therefore shifted toward better understanding the quantity and quality of the newly discovered limestone, and how it could be integrated into a better SSD application.
At the same time, several changes were made to planning and other legislation in NSW which had the effect of requiring new or different studies to be undertaken. This meant the original documents from 2015-16 needed adjustment.
With the breadth of information required, completing these adjustments took some time but during mid-2018, the SSD process was ready to be recommenced.
Marulan South SSD: 2018-20
The 'updated' version of our SSD application for Marulan South Limestone contains virtually the same components as the original. Apart from those mentioned above, no other changes to the existing operations are planned.
As a consequence of being more recent, the SSD application will capture a full range of production and environmental controls which meet the current standards for ensuring site activities don’t interfere with those living and working around the mine.
The commitments we made as part of our original preparations for the SSD also have not changed, particularly when it comes to Marulan South Road.
This includes funding and building a new route for the road around the proposed overburden emplacement at its southern (Boral) end, and paying for an upgrade along the full length of the road from the Hume Highway to this new overburden emplacement.
We’ve also reached agreement with Council on an ongoing maintenance levy to pay for the upkeep of Marulan South Road into the future.
Where are we at now (May 2020)?
The SSD application was finalised and lodged with the DPIE just before the Christmas break at the end of 2018. It was exhibited for public comment between 3 April and 1 May 2019.
Following the exhibition, a number of issues with the SSD were raised by community members. One of the major topics was concern about the potential effects upon local water supplies if the SSD is approved.
The Limestone operations have been supplied with water via a pipeline connected to the Tallong Dam reservoir for almost 40 years. However, the SSD includes a proposal to allow Boral to build a separate water storage to reduce reliance on the Tallong reservoir. If approved, the new storage would not be connected to the Tallong Dam.
Boral has submitted a Response to Submissions document to the DPIE addressing the concerns raised. We continue to await a date to be allocated by the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) for a hearing into the SSD application.
General Approvals - Peppertree Quarry
The Peppertree Quarry is operated to an approval granted by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) in February 2007. The Project Approval (06_0074) sets out the operating, environmental and reporting conditions the quarry must comply with throughout its operational life.
Subsequent to 2007, Boral has received consent for six modifications to the Project Approval. You can read through the original Project Approval, and the consolidated consent documentation which also captures each modification.
General Approvals - Marulan South Limestone
Mining at the Marulan South Limestone site dates back as far as the 1830s and has been continuous since this time.
During the course of the almost 190 years since, various mining leases and land titles have applied to the operations. In 2004, these were consolidated to form Consolidated Mining Lease (CML) 16 which now provides guidance on mining and prospecting at the site.
As part of CML16, a Mining Operations Plan (MOP) has been prepared which sets out how the mine is to be developed as the limestone is mined.
The operations are also reliant on continuous use rights which recognise the long-standing use of the land for mining.
A number of local development consents additionally exist for parts of the site which permit emplacements of (earth) waste materials, clay and shale extraction, and several of the operations' buildings and structures.
In 2015, Boral commenced work to secure a State Significant Development (SSD) approval through the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE), allowing continuation of the site. This work was 'paused' early in 2016 (see Marulan South Limestone State Significant Development) but restarted during 2018 and continues into 2020.
Both the Peppertree Quarry's and Marulan South Limestone's planning consents 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.
Annual Environmental Management Reviews (AEMRs) - Peppertree Quarry
The Peppertree Quarry is required to compile an Annual Environmental Management Review (AEMR) at the end of each reporting year, capturing information about operations and performance against a range of criteria. The reviews can be found below.
- Peppertree Quarry: 2019 Annual Environmental Management Review
Peppertree Quarry: 2018 Annual Environmental Management Review
- Peppertree Quarry: 2017 Annual Environmental Management Review (Part 1)
- Peppertree Quarry: 2017 Annual Environmental Management Review (Part 2)
- Peppertree Quarry: 2016 Annual Environmental Management Review
- Peppertree Quarry: 2015 Annual Environmental Management Review
- Peppertree Quarry: 2014 Annual Environmental Management Review
- Peppertree Quarry: 2013 Annual Environmental Management Review
Independent Environmental Audits - Peppertree Quarry
As an assurance the conditions of the Peppertree Quarry Project Approval continue to be met, independent auditing of the quarry's compliance with the Approval is undertaken. You can view the reports generated as a result of the audits below, as well as the responses to the audit outcomes.
- Peppertree Quarry: 2018 Independent Environmental Audit
- Peppertree Quarry: 2018 Independent Environmental Audit - Response to Recommendations
- Peppertree Quarry: 2018 Independent Environmental Audit - DPIE Response
- Peppertree Quarry: 2016 Independent Environmental Audit
- Peppertree Quarry: 2016 Independent Environmental Audit - Response to Recommendations
Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (POELA) reporting
The Peppertree Quarry and Marulan South Limestone operations, as well as many other Boral sites, have obligations under the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011.
These obligations include providing public access to pollution reporting data. You can find out more about the Act and the results for the sites here.
Public Feedback Register - Peppertree Quarry
Receiving feedback is an important part of maintaining successful operations. Under the terms of the Peppertree Quarry Project Approval, a register of complaints and their resolution is required to be made available for public review.
You'll find the latest version of this register here.
Operations - Marulan South Operations
The Marulan South Limestone mine operates similarly to the Peppertree Quarry. Mining is conducted using modern open-cut hard rock drill-and-blast techniques. Material is conveyed from the mine to stockpiling and processing areas via haul truck. There is also a rotary kiln adjacent for use in lime production.
Activity takes place at both sites 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Due to the potential for noise to be created during some activities, there are however a range of activity-specific operating hours at Peppertree Quarry. These are:
- Topsoil/overburden removal/emplacement - Any day, 7am to 7pm
- Blasting - Monday-Saturday: 9am to 5pm, Sunday and Public Holidays: Nil
- In-pit activities (drilling, extraction, processing and transfers of material out of the pit) - Any day, 5am to 11pm
- Out-of-pit activities (including processing, stockpiling, train loading and distribution, and maintenance) - Any day, 24 hours.
Environmental Management - Peppertree Quarry
The Boral Peppertree Quarry Environmental Management Strategy (EMS) has been developed to ensure the quarry can comply with its legislative and social obligations.
The EMS outlines a range of monitoring programs and mitigation measures. It is supported by six management plans covering various operational aspects.
The management plans were submitted to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) for approval following reviews by the Boral Peppertree Quarry Community Consultative Committee (CCC) and relevant Government agencies.
- Peppertree Quarry: Environmental Management Strategy (May 2020)
- Peppertree Quarry: Noise and Blasting Monitoring Plan (Apr 2017)
- Peppertree Quarry: Air Quality Monitoring Plan (Apr 2017)
- Peppertree Quarry: Water Management Plan (Jul 2017) (Part 1)
- Peppertree Quarry: Water Management Plan (Jul 2017) (Part 2)
- Peppertree Quarry: Water Management Plan (Jul 2017) (Part 3)
- Peppertree Quarry: Water Management Plan (Jul 2017) (Part 4)
- Peppertree Quarry: Water Management Plan (Jul 2017) (Part 5)
- Peppertree Quarry: Landscape and Rehabilitation Management Plan (May 2017)
- Peppertree Quarry: Aboriginal Heritage Management Plan (Apr 2017)
The EMS was prepared in alignment with Schedule 5, Condition 1 of the quarry's Project Approval and is the overarching strategy for site environmental management.
It outlines requirements for the operation and, most importantly, drives the management and reporting of the performance of the operation.
One requirement is that an Annual Environmental Management Review (AEMR) is prepared for the site by the end of March each year (see Public Reporting).
As well as the AEMR, an independent environmental audit is required to be conducted within three years of the date of commencement of construction (2011), and then every five years thereafter. This was altered via the fourth modification to the quarry's Project Approval to be every three years.
The audit must be conducted by a suitably qualified, experienced and independent person whose appointment is approved by the Secretary of the DPIE.
Both the Environment Protection Licence (EPL) and EMS for the operation require a process for management and reporting of environmental incidents to both the DPIE and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
Boral has standard procedures in place for incidents and initiate these as required. Details of any environmental incident can be found within the site's reporting.
Environmental Monitoring Program - Peppertree Quarry
The Peppertree Quarry's Environment Monitoring Program consolidates the requirements from all management plans governing the quarry's operation.
Monitoring is undertaken of air emissions, surface water, ground water, operational noise, blasting overpressure and vibration and, in future, success of rehabilitation.
A weather station is located on site. Monitoring results are collated and reviewed as they become available.
Noise and Blast Monitoring - Peppertree Quarry
Quarry activities can create a degree of noise and therefore potentially affect neighbouring properties.
The Peppertree Quarry Project Approval conditions outline noise criteria which must be complied with as recorded at a number of neighbouring properties.
The quarry's Noise and Blasting Management Plan includes objectives to:
- ensure contributed noise emissions from quarrying operations comply with the noise impact assessment criteria in the Project Approval;
- identify potential noise sources and their relative contribution to noise impacts from the quarry; and
- outline the methodologies to be used, including justification for monitoring intervals, weather conditions, seasonal variations, monitoring locations, periods and times of measurements, and the means for determining the noise levels emitted by the quarry.
Monitoring is undertaken by an independent consultant at nominated locations on a quarterly basis. The results are collated as part of the site's monthly POELA environmental monitoring reports.
Blasting is part of the production of aggregates at the quarry. Vibration and noise emitted from blasting is managed to ensure minimal effects on either the operation or neighbouring properties.
To do this, the size of the blast is planned and weather conditions noted. Monitoring is also conducted at a number of sites for overpressure (noise) and peak particle velocity (vibration). The results for each blast are published within the site's reporting.
The operation offers pre-notification of blasting events to any neighbour who is interested. To be placed on the quarry's blast notification register, contact the site on 4841 1701 or send an email.
Air Quality - Peppertree Quarry
The nature of quarry operations brings the potential for dust emissions. Sources include vehicle movements, digging, crushing and screening of rock in production, and the management of overburden.
The potential for such emissions and their consequent management was accounted for in the development of the Peppertree Quarry. Sections of the processing plant which normally emit dust have been enclosed, such as conveyors and screens. Water misting systems have been applied to other areas and stockpiles.
The quarry is also one of the first in Australia to contain aggregate in silos for both quality control and dust suppression purposes.
The primary crusher is located within the quarry pit, with material transported to the processing plant by conveyor. This reduces the amount of heavy vehicle movements on site, and consequent noise, dust generation and greenhouse gas emissions through fuel use.
Following the granting of planning approval in March 2020, the site will also soon benefit from the construction of a baghouse. Air containing particulates from production is forced through the baghouse, allowing the particulates to be captured in filter bags.
These bags are regularly emptied, with captured material mixed with water before being added to the site's overburden emplacements.
A program of topsoiling and hydro-mulching overburden areas is also in place. Embankments are being rehabilitated with native plant species. A mobile water tanker also operates on site to manage fugitive dust emissions.
A weather station has also been established so forecasts for winds can be monitored. The operations are prepared for high wind situations through wetting of materials and the shut down of particular activities as required.
Air monitoring is conducted at three sites. Monitoring is undertaken for coarse particulates, particulate matter less than 10 microns (PM10), and Total Suspended Particulates (TSP).
Coarse particulates are monitored over a 30 day period, with TSP and PM10 monitored on a 24 hour-six day cycle. The results of the monitoring are contained within monthly environmental monitoring reports.
Water Management - Marulan South Operations
Water is a key component of both operations, mainly due to the need for it in processing and dust suppression.
The Peppertree Quarry does not have a piped fresh water supply and uses supplies contained within the 112 megalitre dam built as part of the original quarry development.
A number of other ponds to capture stormwater runoff are also located on site, while the quarry also has a licence to extract bore water should it be necessary.
Marulan South Limestone has been connected by pipeline to a water supply at the Tallong Weir for almost 40 years.
The Limestone operations also possess licences to use surface and bore water as is necessary. As part of the site's State Significant Development (SSD) application (see separate SSD section), it is proposed to build a further new water storage so the Limestone site can reduce its reliance on the pipeline.
Peppertree Quarry's water use is guided by a Water Management Plan, with the results included in presentations to the quarry's Community Consultative Committee (CCC).
Landscape and Rehabilitation - Peppertree Quarry
The development and operation of a quarry invariably affects the existing environment, making management of the surrounding landscape and its rehabilitation important.
Most of the Peppertree Quarry site was cleared many decades ago for agriculture, and only scattered native trees and isolated patches of woodland were left.
One Endangered Ecological Community (EEC), White Box Yellow Box Blakely’s Red Gum Woodland, and one threatened plant, Solunam Celatum, have been identified on the site.
The development of the on-site dam resulted in some of the EEC being impacted. Accordingly, offset plantings and management of a habitat area has been undertaken. The area of the EEC and a designated Habitat Management Area has also been fenced to ensure no further disturbance.
The area containing Solunam Celatum is located to the north of the site and is away from the active quarry operations. The area was fenced to ensure the protection of this threatened plant. A number of habitat boxes have also been installed throughout the remaining vegetation.
Rehabilitation of the overburden emplacements has been progressive as areas have been completed.
As with any property, the management of weeds is important. A certified weed management company is contracted to control the serrated tussock, blackberries and thistles which occur on the quarry site and surrounding Boral properties. This ensures we do not affect the quality of rural pastures surrounding the operations.
Transport and Traffic Management - Marulan South Operations
All material from the Peppertree Quarry, and most from the Marulan South Limestone site, is transported by rail. Trains connect with the Main Southern Railway and travel to the Maldon Rail Terminal for offloading before trucking to required locations across Sydney.
Road access to the Marulan South Operations is via Marulan South Road from the Hume Highway. This road has a number of users including rural and residential property owners, school buses, and trucks accessing other industries, in addition to heavy vehicles owned and operated by Boral and contracted haulage businesses.
Boral recognises the safety obligations accompanying the large scale use of heavy vehicles on public roads. Training is conducted for contractors and drivers accessing the sites, and ongoing communication had with road users to ensure they are aware of Boral-related traffic movements and contacts for any related issues.
We encourage all members of the community to provide feedback if they observe behaviour not aligning with our safety goals. Specifics such as time, location, vehicle registration and colour help us to further investigate and take appropriate action. To report any inappropriate conduct, you can send us an email.
Aboriginal Heritage Management Committee and Plan (AHMC) - Peppertree Quarry
Boral's Marulan South Operations are sited on land traditionally owned by several First Nations communities.
Boral acknowledges and offers respect to the elders and peoples past, present and emerging of each group connected to the land.
Marulan South is sited on land which holds significance for many Indigenous people including the Ngunawal and Gundungarra. It is also within the boundaries of the Pejar Aboriginal Land Council.
An Aboriginal Heritage Management Committee (AHMC) has been established with representatives from the Ngunawal and Pejar. The Committee participates in sub-surface salvage and topsoil monitoring, and is involved in Aboriginal heritage matters of concern to the quarry.
The AHMC was also involved in the development of an Aboriginal Heritage Management Plan for the Peppertree Quarry. As part of the quarry's Project Approval, Boral is subject to conditions and requirements in respect to Aboriginal heritage.
Schedule 3, Condition 32 of the Project Approval required Boral to prepare and implement the Plan for the project to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE).
- had to be submitted to the Secretary for approval prior to the commencement of construction in 2011;
- had to be prepared in consultation with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and relevant Aboriginal communities; and
- had to include a description of the measures that would be implemented for the mapping, and salvage or relocation of the archaeological relics in the Tangarang Creek Dam 1 area; a description of the measures that would be implemented if any new Aboriginal objects or relics are discovered during the project; and protocols for the ongoing consultation and involvement of the Aboriginal communities in the conservation and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage on the site.
In line with the requirement, a Plan was prepared and issued to the DPIE.
Indigenous Heritage Work - Peppertree Quarry
During 2006, an initial Aboriginal heritage study was conducted to inform the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the original Peppertree Quarry Project Application.
Following the study, a number of significant areas were identified where additional excavations were required to determine the extent of potential artefacts.
During 2010, with the assistance of representatives from the quarry's Aboriginal Heritage Management Committee (AHMC), excavations were undertaken by consultants ERM.
An estimated 22000 artefacts were salvaged from a number of sites, primarily located on the surrounds of Tangarang Creek.
When geotechnical works were also undertaken in 2010, further opportunity to investigate the potential for artefacts arose. Other scrapings and salvages at areas identified as having the potential for artefacts were undertaken by AHMC representatives in 2011.
As the cultural importance of the area became clear, the AHMC were invited back to site to undertake topsoil monitoring during the excavation of the rail embankment on the western area of the site, and other areas associated with the civil works. Work continued from 2012 to 2017 with more than 90000 artefacts salvaged.
Artefacts are returned to country within the quarry site under the direction of the AHMC.
Peppertree Quarry Community Consultative Committee (CCC)
As part of the Project Approval for the Peppertree Quarry, Boral was required to establish a community consultative committee (CCC).
The CCC is an advisory group which consists of a representative of Goulburn Mulwaree Council and at least three local residents. Boral also supplies two representatives to the CCC.
Independently chaired, the role of the CCC is to offer Boral input from the community perspective on matters of environmental performance and community relations. Issues of concern and feedback can be raised with the site by the CCC representatives.
The CCC first met during 2008 and has continued to meet at least twice a year ever since. You can review the meeting minutes and presentations from the past three years below. If you'd like to obtain information from earlier years, please send us a request.
- Peppertree Quarry: CCC Minutes - 17 March 2020
- Peppertree Quarry: CCC Presentation - 17 March 2020
- Peppertree Quarry: CCC Minutes - 11 December 2019
- Peppertree Quarry: CCC Presentation - 11 December 2019
- Peppertree Quarry: CCC Minutes - 11 September 2019
- Peppertree Quarry: CCC Presentation - 11 September 2019
- Peppertree Quarry: CCC Minutes - 12 June 2019
- Peppertree Quarry: CCC Presentation - 12 June 2019
- Peppertree Quarry: CCC Minutes - 7 February 2019
- Peppertree Quarry: CCC Presentation - 7 February 2019
- Peppertree Quarry: CCC Minutes - 15 August 2018
- Peppertree Quarry: CCC Presentation - 15 August 2018
- Peppertree Quarry: CCC Minutes - 11 April 2018
- Peppertree Quarry: CCC Presentation - 11 April 2018
Updates are issued regularly by the Marulan South Operations to keep the broader community informed. You can usually read the latest about the two sites in the Marulan Region Chamber of Commerce Discover Marulan and Tallong community newsletters.
Contributions to the newsletters and separate information we've issued from the last three years appears below. If you are interested in earlier information, you can request a copy.
- Boral Marulan South Operations Community Update - Mar 2020
- Boral Marulan South Operations Community Update - Dec 2019
- Boral Marulan South Operations Community Update - Nov 2019
- Boral Marulan South Operations Community Update - Sep 2019
- Boral Marulan South Operations Community Update - Aug 2019
- Boral Marulan South Operations Community Update - Jul 2019
- Boral Marulan South Operations Community Update - Jun 2019
- Boral Marulan South Operations Community Update - May 2019
- Boral Marulan South Operations Community Update - Apr 2019
- Boral Marulan South Operations Community Update - Dec 2018
- Boral Marulan South Operations Community Update - Nov 2018
- Boral Marulan South Operations Community Update - Sep 2018
- Boral Marulan South Operations Community Update - Aug 2018
- Boral Marulan South Operations Community Update - Jul 2018
Boral's Marulan South Operations have a shared history with the people of the Marulan region which extends back well over a century. During this time, generations of local families have been employed at Marulan South Limestone and, since 2014, further opportunities have been available for locals at the Peppertree Quarry.
Beyond jobs, however, Boral's operations have made a sustained contribution to the economic and social life of the area. Whether through buildings and materials, or participation in local events and projects, Boral has long been proud to be a corporate citizen of the Marulan region.
Today our community contribution takes many and varied forms. Boral's participation in community life through the Marulan South Operations is guided by a Community Plan.
The Plan, developed with input from a wide range of stakeholders across the Marulan region, outlines Boral's key areas of focus for engaging with locals, as well as a number of activities supported by the sites. The current Plan was updated for implementation during 2018-20, and follows on from the successful original Plans put in place for 2012-14 and 2015-17.
The Marulan South Operations Community Plan was acknowledged at the 2017 NSW/ACT Cement Concrete Aggregates Australia (CCAA) Innovation Awards with a win in that year's Community Leadership category. The Marulan South sites also won the category at the 2019 Awards for their Youth Leadership and Development initiative.
Community initiatives supported by Boral Marulan South Operations
Boral has been actively involved with the Marulan area's two most significant community events since 2011.
The first is the annual Tallong Apple Day Festival, held each May. Originally starting out as a stallholder, Boral has proudly been the major sponsor of the Festival every year since 2012. For more information, visit the Festival website.
The other is the Marulan Kite Festival. The Kite Festival, held each September-October, is a community organised event which includes an arts and music component and a street fair. Boral also originally attended as a stallholder, however in 2012 took on the role of major sponsor. To find out more about this Festival, visit the website here.
The Marulan South Operations are also a focus of Boral's partnership with Outward Bound Australia (OBA). The sites co-support a Youth Leadership Program with the Boral Berrima Cement Works which is aimed at Year 9 students attending Moss Vale, Goulburn and Mulwaree High Schools.
The Program consists of an educational camp followed by the development and delivery of projects by participants which are designed to benefit their local community.
Recognising that the lands within the Marulan South Operations are also home to native fauna, the sites have also developed a partnership with the Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary at Gundaroo to help safely relocate any wombats disturbed by extractive activities.