Boral Quarries Redlynch
622 Redlynch Intake Road
Redlynch QLD 4870
Site Location and Surrounds
The Redlynch Quarry situated about 8km west of the Cairns CBD. The site has a total area of 77.2ha and is accessed directly off Redlynch Intake Road. The adjoining land uses predominantly consist of rural and low density residential properties.
The Redlynch Quarry commenced formal operation in the 1980s. Boral has leased the quarry since May 1990. Production has continued uninterrupted since its inception.
The quarry resource consists of greywacke, which is metamorphosed sediment of mixed angular sand grains. The material is very hard and crystalline being unweathered, unaltered, durable and robust.
The high quality quarry products are used for concrete aggregates, sealing aggregates, armour rock and road base products.
Redlynch Key Resource Area - KRA 12
The Meta-Greywacke deposit is a resource of regional significance for Far North Queensland and as such is recognised as a Key Resource Area under the State Planning Policy.
KRAs will be protected from incompatible land uses through the development assessment by ensuring development in the KRA is compatible with the extraction, processing and transport of extractive materials to markets.
- the extractive resource and on-site processing area;
- the associated transport route, usually a road haulage route;
- a separation area around the resource and processing area and the transport route.
Boral provides financial support to a range of community groups and organisations that share our values and where there is relevance to our people, places and products. We choose to partner with community organisations that are well run and reputable, and we focus on building meaningful long-term relationships with them that deliver value to Boral and to our partners.
In addition to the Group’s corporate partnerships, Boral’s businesses support local activities, including charities, emergency services, sporting and environmental groups.
Boral and Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA)
Boral is proud of their long term (20+ years) partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA).
In 2012, Boral reviewed their partnership with CVA and made a commitment for the next few years to support local school projects with the assistance of CVA.
Redlynch State College - Kitchen Garden Program
Boral in connection with their Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) Partnership is assisting schools in environmental & biodiversity projects, offering free volunteers and long-term experience.
Boral provided funding towards a Kitchen Garden Program established by the Redlynch State College with Grade 5 students. The funding provided for gloves, seedlings, seeds, tools and other equipment to enable the school’s vegetable garden to flourish.
The kids are growing vegetables, herbs, lemongrass and ginger, and use them in cooking lessons creating delicious plates of food to share. The idea of the program is to teach children to eat healthy and how to make polite conversation when dining.
The teacher explains that the Kitchen Garden Program allows children to engage in activities, which gives them life long learning skills and it assists teachers and parents in changing kids’ behaviours, making them feel part of the team, while learning communication skills.
CVA want to "educate and inspire young Australians to take action for the future" in a program made possible by long standing community partner, Boral Ltd.
St Andrews Catholic College - Sustainable Rice Growing Program
Boral is providing funding towards a small rice growing project, organically grown by students and then prepared and eaten in a cooking class.
Boral assisted in the continuation of the sustainable rice growing program, where a new water recycling process that provides the rice to grow, avoiding water to stagnate discouraging pests such as mosquito larvae.
Community Liaison Groups
Boral recognises the importance of stakeholder engagement to sustainable development of the business. At key quarry sites a significant commitment has been made to effectively engage with stakeholders using the Boral "community liaison group model".
Stakeholders with an immediate interest or control over the quarry and or neighbouring land are coalesced to form the community liaison group. Typically members include: neighbours, representatives of local government, environmental heritage protection, community representatives, councillors and Boral representatives.
The objectives of community liaison groups are to:
- facilitate open communication: creates a forum for discussion and exchange of information on topics related to the Boral quarry and our neighbours;
- create a forum to raise issues: acts as a "structured" communication link between Boral, the community and other stakeholders;
- provide an opportunity to influence operations: assists in identifying and addressing local issues and concerns relating to the Boral quarry and our neighbours;
- identify opportunities to partner with Boral on community projects: builds relationships between Boral, the community and stakeholders to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
Redlynch Community Liaison Group
The Redlynch Quarry Liaison Group was established on 15 December 2008. Regular meetings are held at The Northern Outlook at Redlynch.
Boral’s approach includes the facilitation of open and transparent communication with the communities in which Boral operate through site management, community liaison groups and community engagement projects. This approach helps ensure Boral minimise any impacts on their neighbours and in many cases work with them on projects to arrive at mutually beneficial outcomes. Boral’s continued operation in the Redlynch area is based on these principles.
View the meeting minutes below:
Boral has a Transport Code of Conduct that Boral drivers have to adhere to.
If you observe unacceptable truck driver behaviour, we ask that you please contact the quarry on 4039 1206 immediately or at your earliest convenience. The earlier Boral is aware of the issue, the quicker we can respond and follow up.
Information required: date, time, and registration. Any other information such as colour of the truck, truck and dog, or any other description will assist
Please note: Redlynch Intake Road is a public road and is free to be accessed by all trucks, not restricted to trucks visiting the quarry.
You can view the Road Transport Code of Conduct here.
Sustainable Management and Industry Best Practice
Boral’s sustainability initiatives are prioritised to direct resources where the greatest value can be delivered for our shareholders, customers, employees and communities. Focus is on delivering best practice safety management, responsible environmental management, sustainable product development and value-creating partnerships.
The Objectives of Boral's Construction Materials Old Regional Environmental Action Plan
Compliance and Management
Ensure all sites are managed and maintained in accordance with statutory environmental and planning requirements.
Committed to open, constructive engagement with communities surrounding our operations in enhancing local community relationships by proactively managing environmental impacts and improving operational image. Build mutually beneficial relationships with the local community and other interested community members, groups and organisations. This objective also aims to improve relationships with other external bodies including political, regulators and customers.
Manage vegetation on all sites to statutory requirements ensuring land and resources are not sterilised. Ensure extractive industry sites are rehabilitated to industry best practice.
Cultural Heritage Agreements
Boral manages Aboriginal cultural heritage places or objects of significance on all its quarry sites. This involves working with specialist archaeologists and the traditional land owners in identifying how indigenous people may have used the site historically, employing local indigenous people in the process.
Boral Redlynch Quarry have executed three cultural heritage agreements with local aboriginal groups. Boral completed survey works concerning all three cultural heritage agreements. No items of aboriginal cultural heritage significance were found..
Local aboriginal groups/ registered native title claimants:
- Yirrganydi (Irukandji) - executed on 19 February 2015
- Djabugay People – executed on 9 October 2014
- Gimuy Walubara Yidinji - executed on 10 July 2014
Boral engages with host communities to build relationships, learning about cultural heritage values and to manage impacts of our operations.
Boral was awarded the Highly Commended Community Leadership Award for their Indigenous / Cultural Heritage Program at the Cement and Concrete Association Australia Environment, Health & Safety Awards 2014.
Planning for Future Site Development
Market conditions will dictate the timing of the quarry development. A project team will review on a regular basis and updates are given via our Quarry Liaison Group.
Meet the Team
General Manager - Boral Quarries QLD
Russel Wilson joined Boral in March 2012 as a member of the QLD Senior Management Team. His responsibilities cover all production aspects of the QLD quarry network including Technical, Asset Management, Cost Control, Production, Safety, Environment and Human Resources.
Quarry Manager Redlynch
Paul Stevens joined Boral in February 2016 as Quarry Manager at Redlynch. He has extensive experience in mining and quarrying for over 25 years, including business development manager, budgeting, costing for quarries, mines and sand plants, sales and budgets, staff training & development, and machinery operation. Paul is also a skilled Debt Management Consultant, experience gained during seven years at a Cairns Financial Services firm.
Outside of work Paul enjoys spending time with his family, especially his five grandkids, and he enjoys going fishing with his wife.
Regional Manager, Boral Property Group (Northern Region)
Paul West joined Boral in October 2001. He is responsible for planning and managing the development of the Boral Construction Materials Quarries, Concrete, Logistics and Asphalt Businesses in Queensland, the Northern Territory, and Western Australia. Paul is a member of the Senior Management Team. His responsibilities include property, tenure, town planning, community issues in Queensland, the Northern Territory, and Western Australia. Paul has over 26 years experience in the Mining and Construction Materials Industry in Australia and Europe. Paul's current role includes extensive dealings with Councils, Government and other stakeholders whilst meeting project timelines.
Stakeholder Manager (Northern Region), Boral Property Group
Elke joined the Boral Property Group in June 2005 providing direction to Boral's future in Stakeholder Management and Engagement.
Elke manages all aspects of stakeholder communication and engagement across Boral Australia in Queensland, Northern Territory, and Western Australia, including community liaison groups, community engagement projects, stakeholder risk assessments, government relations, media relations, editor of our newsletters and quarry websites.
Elke has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (BCom) – Griffith University and a Graduate Certificate in Communications (GCCommun) - The University of Queensland.
Elke brings valuable knowledge of the Business to the Boral Property Group, gained while working in the BCM Country Concrete & Quarries Qld Business Unit for five years, and a total of 16 years experience in the Boral Construction Materials Business.
Planning & Development Manager (Qld), Boral Property Group
Andrew joined the Boral Property Group in February 2014. Andrew is a qualified Town Planner & Environmental Scientist and brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked for consultancies, local government and private companies across the construction materials and urban development industry sectors.
Most recently Andrew was employed managing planning & environment functions in addition to running a number of quarry and concrete batching plant development projects.
Andrew is responsible for managing development applications, implementation of development approvals, and due diligence activities for the quarry business.
Jessica Van Soest
Environmental Manager (Qld), HSE
Jessica joined Boral in late 2010 as an Environmental Graduate before moving into an Environmental Officer role in 2012, then HSE Advisor in September 2013, and in 2015 into the current role of Environmental Manager.
Jess has a double degree in Applied Science (Environmental Science) with honours and Business (Public Relations and Marketing). Jess is responsible for providing environmental support for operations and obtaining approvals for business development for Boral Construction Materials Quarries, Concrete, Logistics and Asphalt Businesses in Queensland, with environmental management that currently includes managing rehabilitation projects in Queensland.