No quarry

13 08 2007

I forgot to give an update on the application for a gravel quarry that was to go close to where we want to build… The Shire received LOTS of objections, with only two public submissions in favour. Despite the Shire and the Environmental Protection Authority asking for clarification and more information from the proponent, none was forthcoming.

In light of all the objections, and the lack of an environmental impact statement, the Shire rejected the plan. Yay! This was about a month or so ago, so I was a bit slack in remembering to write about it…

Update: I spoke too soon! Five hours after writing this post, I got an email from one of the Shire Councillors telling us that the proponent has lodged an appeal against the Shire’s decision. It’ll be another 3-4 months before that is heard.