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Gold Coast Quarry

Project overview*

EIS statusApproved with conditions
DescriptionTwo-million-tonnes-per-annum hardrock quarry on a 220-hectare greenfield site.
ProponentBoral Resources (Qld) Pty Ltd
Location/sOld Coach Road, Reedy Creek, Tallebudgera Valley, Gold Coast (about 500 m from Pacific Motorway). Map
Local government/sGold Coast City Council
Investment$140-$160 million
Key features
  • mobile crushing plants for the first 6-8 years of operations, after which they would be replaced by 1 fixed crushing plant
  • vegetated buffer zones varying in width from 250m to 600m
  • retention of 155 hectares (70 per cent) of the site's existing vegetation
  • 246 (construction)
  • 24 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

23 January 2014Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of controlled action, subject to conditions. More information
20 December 2013Coordinator-General's report on EIS (PDF icon 2.7 MB) released.
25 October 2013 to
22 November 2013
Additional information to EIS government agency consultation
6 August 2013Additional information to EIS requested by Coordinator-General.
27 April 2013 to
11 June 2013
EIS public consultation
26 July 2011Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 438 KB) released.
19 February 2011 to
1 April 2011
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
21 December 2010Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
1 December 2010Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
19 November 2010Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 213 KB)
8 December 2009Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 809 KB), submitted.


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Last updated: 25 Jul 2022