Lot 105 Old Coach Road
Reedy Creek QLD 4227
Boral Resources (Qld) Pty Limited (Boral) is seeking to establish a new extractive industry operation on a greenfield site near Reedy Creek, on the Gold Coast.
In November 2010, the Queensland Government declared the Gold Coast Quarry a Significant Project (now known as a Coordinated Project) under the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971, requiring an Environmental Impact Statement.
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and technical studies for the proposed quarry were lodged with the Queensland Coordinator-General in late April 2013 and advertised for six weeks for public comment. Submissions closed on 11 June 2013.
Once the Coordinator-General has considered submissions on the EIS, a determination will be made to either:
- Recommend the Gold Coast City Council approves the project, or
- Recommend the Gold Coast City Council approves the project with conditions, or
- Direct the Gold Coast City Council to refuse the project
If the project is recommended for approval, Boral will then need to lodge a development application with the Gold Coast City Council which will assess the application and proceed immediately to a decision.
If approved, the development will involve a significant investment by Boral and will contribute substantially to the local and State economies through quarry related expenditure, investment in infrastructure, ongoing employment and opportunities for external support businesses. The development will provide employment opportunities as follows:
For the construction/development phases:
- 246 full time equivalent (FTE) person year jobs directly generated during construction and development
- 480 FTE person years indirectly generated on the Gold Coast
- 490 FTE person years indirectly generated elsewhere in Queensland
For the operational phases:
- 24 FTE positions directly
- 62 FTE positions indirectly on the Gold Coast
The significance of the site to the State has been established by its designation as a Key Resource Area under the State Planning Policy 2/07 - Protection of Extractive Resources. The site contains the largest deposit of high-grade hardrock resource within the region. Boral estimates that about 79 million tonnes (Mt) of exploitable hardrock deposit is available for extraction.
The Gold Coast Quarry is necessary to compensate for the scheduled winding down of Boral's nearby West Burleigh Quarry, which has sufficient reserves for only an estimated further 6.5 - 9 years of production.
The development of the proposed Gold Coast Quarry is important to ensure that an uninterrupted, cost-effective and sustainable supply of construction materials is available for the critical infrastructure and development projects in the Gold Coast region over the next 40 years.
Boral Media Releases
- 12 August 2014
- 11 July 2014
- 9 May 2014
- 26 April 2013
- 3 July 2012
- 1 August 2011
- 29 November 2010
- 19 November 2010
Notice of Appeal
Location & Site Ownership
The site of the proposed Gold Coast Quarry is located on the western side of the Pacific Motorway, approximately five kilometres south west of Burleigh Heads, and contains the last and largest known deposit of hardrock resource on the southern Gold Coast.
Boral has commissioned a detailed animation of the quarry site putting the quarry site into its regional context.
The animation is based on topographical data and recent aerial and ground photographs to ensure it is as accurate and up-to-date as possible.
Please click below to view the animation:
Description of the Resource
The site of the proposed Gold Coast Quarry contains the last and largest known deposit of hardrock resource (high strength meta-greywacke quarry rock) on the southern Gold Coast.
The proposed Gold Coast Quarry is the final opportunity to secure a cost effective and long-term supply of extractive material for the southern Gold Coast region.
The project is critical to the delivery of planned infrastructure and urban growth in one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, with strong population growth expected to continue over the next two decades.
Extractive resources underpin all urban and infrastructure development as they are the primary source of materials used for the building of roads, bridges, railways, factories, hospitals, schools and homes.
Boral estimates the size of the exploitable hardrock deposit at about 79 Mt, which has the potential to supply the Gold Coast region with high grade construction materials for more than 40 years.
Community & Stakeholder Engagement
Should the Coordinator General recommend to the Gold Coast City Council that the project be approved, or approved with conditions, and should the Gold Coast City Council then approve the project, Boral will move into a new phase of community and stakeholder engagement.
Boral has advised that, following project approval, preparatory works and removal of overburden (to develop the part of the site required for the plant and related infrastructure) will take approximately three to four years. Construction of the permanent plant and facilities will take a further 18 months to two years. The quarry pit area will be prepared during this final two years of site establishment, development and construction. During this period, Boral will seek to establish an ongoing community and stakeholder engagement framework.
Boral is committed to being an industry leader in community and sustainability issues.
Gold Coast Quarry Community Liaison Group
Boral is committed to open, constructive engagement with communities surrounding its operations. Its published community engagement objectives are driven by a commitment to:
- Add value to the project’s decision–making process
- Inform stakeholders about project objectives, drivers, processes and consultation opportunities
- Provide easy and accessible ways for stakeholders to participate in the consultation process, and
- Inform the project team
On multiple sites across Queensland, Boral has established and maintains Community Liaison Groups, which provide avenues for regular and direct interaction with quarry neighbours.
Subject to project approval, Boral will seek to establish a Gold Coast Quarry Community Liaison Group.
Please find below newsletters to date:
- Gold Coast Quarry Newsletter - Issue 7
- Gold Coast Quarry Newsletter - Issue 6
- Gold Coast Quarry Newsletter - Issue 5
- Gold Coast Quarry Newsletter - Issue 4
- Gold Coast Quarry Newsletter - Issue 3
- Gold Coast Quarry Newsletter - Issue 2
- Gold Coast Quarry Newsletter - Issue 1
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EIS studies for the proposed quarry started in late 2011 and 18 independent consulting firms were engaged to undertake the studies and investigations required under the Coordinator-General’s Terms of Reference.
To review the EIS executive summary please click on links below:
Boral is committed to a robust and open engagement process with the community and interested organisations.
If you have any comments or questions regarding the Gold Coast Quarry, please contact us:
Boral Gold Coast Quarry
c/ Boral Property Group
PO Box 1278
Stafford Qld 4053