Boral Quarries Hall
56-58 Kaveneys Road
Hall ACT 2618
The Boral Hall Quarry is one of two hard rock resources Boral operates to support the ongoing expansion of the Australian Capital Territory and surrounds.
The quarry supplies the aggregates and crushed rock needed to produce materials such as concrete and asphalt, in turn distributed to worksites across Canberra and southern NSW.
The quarry also hosts the operations of the Boral Hall Concrete plant.
General Environmental Management
To ensure the Boral Hall Quarry is operated with minimal influence on the environment, the site undertakes a thorough program of monitoring in accordance with its Environment Protection Licence (EPL).
The program includes blast (vibration) monitoring, on-site water sampling, and dust monitoring via five on-site locations.
Results are forwarded to authorities including the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Yass Valley Council. They are also used to guide control initiatives undertaken at the site.
For dust emissions, these include:
- Treatment to structures and plant which commonly emit dust during production, such as crushers and the screenhouse.
- Daily use of a water tanker, using supplies captured in on-site dams, to suppress dust on internal roadways and hard surfaces.
- Hydro-seeding of completed earth areas.
Protecting Native Fauna
The area surrounding the quarry is home to a variety of native animals, including the Peregrine Falcon and Black Wallaby.
Habitats of importance to these species have been taken into account through the planning and development of the quarry pit and operations.
Ensuring appropriate protection for relevant parts of the site has seen populations of both animals successfully maintained across several years.
Water Use and Management
As an essential component of quarrying, management of water is critical to the successful operation of the Boral Hall Quarry.
The site features a water storage dam which supplies more than 90 percent of needs for production and dust control.
Samples are regularly taken from the dam and four sediment ponds around the site to ensure activities are not interfering with groundwater.
The Boral Hall Quarry team is committed to ensuring the site is returned to a state as close as possible to original once extractive activities area completed.
Rehabilitation through placement of top soil and planting of trees, shurbs and grasses native to the region is therefore undertaken progressively.
Work to rehabilitate 'Bench Number 1' has been carried out across 2012-13 as a first step toward restoring the site.
The Boral Hall Quarry organises regular meetings of local residents to ensure they are kept informed about activities at the site.
These meetings offer Boral the opportunity to highlight aspects of the operations including production and safety, environmental management and future initiatives.
You can view the notes and presentations from past meetings below:
- 24 July 2014 Presentation
- 13 November 2013 Presentation
- 13 November 2013 Minutes
- 9 May 2013 Presentation
- 9 May 2013 Minutes
- 6 December 2012 Presentation
- 6 December 2012 Minutes
- 15 March 2012 Presentation
- 15 March 2012 Minutes
- 14 September 2011 Presentation
- 14 September 2011 Minutes
- 18 March 2011 Presentation
- 18 March 2011 Notes
Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011
As of 1 July 2012, NSW facilities which operate under an Environmental Protection Licence (EPL) must provide public access to pollution reporting data. Boral's Hall Quarry is affected by these obligations.