Public Consultation on Extension
The Department of Mines have advertised the change in operation from the 15th May 2019 on their website (see link), in Newspapers and leaflets in local's letter boxes asking for submissions . Two Drop in sessions were organised by Boral on 23 May @ Marino Community Hall.
If approved the expanded Quarry (Mine) will be operating in our area for another 100+ years, so now is the chance to make sure the approvals include strict conditions to manage the mine with the least impact on the local environment and our health. This is particularly important as the population is likely to double over the next 10-15 years with the Cement Hill development!!
Public Submissions in by 27 June 2019
As an Association we have a long history of interacting with the Mine and advocating on behalf of the community. We have made a submission outlining our concerns on behalf of our the community which we hope will address our present and future concerns. (click here)
These concerns include:
If you have the same or other concerns about the present and future development of the quarry ( mine) then the Department of Energy and Mining are calling for submissions. The report is 400+ pages with no executive summary.
You can fill out the form on line or download the submission form from here and email
Or post to
Business Support Officer
GPO Box 320,
Feel free to share your concerns with us via email email@example.com
Any questions on your submission ?
Stakeholder Relations Manager
Mobile: 0466 858 477
Submissions will be accepted until 27 June 2019.
Department of Mines and Energy- Linwood
Mining extension lease Proposal April 2019
Quarry Latest newsletter
Boral presentation to JWG 15 April 2019
Boral Minutes of the Joint Working Group 22-11-2018
Boral "about Linwood" here
Joint Working Group ( JWG)
The Association has an ongoing commitment to ensure Quarry activities has the least amount of impact on nearby residents as possible. We liaise with Quarry management via the quarterly Joint Working Group ( JWG) Meetings and bring forward resident concerns to them. The JWG comprises local residents from Hallet Cove, Marino, Marino Residents Association reps, Marion Coastal Ward Councilors, Marion Council officers, David Speirs, and Amanda Rishworth's Nominee.
Whilst there have been significant improvements as a result of community pressures, led by the Association over the years, it is still important to continue to input into the long term operations and development of the Quarry.
As a member of the Association we will notify you via email when Linwood Quarry is blasting, if you sign up to a separate data base ( see home page) and when there are public meetings about the quarry activities.
BORAL PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS
In the latest they discuss the proposals for extending the mine to the East. Boral plans community update
They've made some great progress on plans to secure the Boral Linwood Quarry as a long-term source of building and construction materials supporting Adelaide’s growth and development.
We attended the information session on the night of the 25th July. It was a well run and presented session, it was most informative. It really gave us a sense of how massive this undertaking is ..... 180 years!!!
We acknowledge the efforts Boral have made over the last few years to make this complex juxtaposition work as well as it does, there can be very few examples of "mines" so close to residential areas. As we know not everyone is happy and there will always be issues, but the Boral team appear to have set a high standard in terms of mitigation and communication.
Some of the key issues in the presentation of note from our perspective:
Geological & Seismic activity by others
Many residents in our coastal area have been concerned by the sounds of seismic rumblings and bangs in recent times .Linwood Quarry inform us in advance of their dates and times of blasting in the quarry. We have discovered through discussions with Boral and local knowledgeable residents that the loud noises and rumbles occurring outside these dates are most likely to be created when the Port Wakefield Army Barrack's firing range are conducting exercises. The impacts is transmitted through the shared geological strata and air borne noise depending on weather conditions.
We have been in contact with Port Wakefield and they are more than happy to share their firing schedule with us.
You can check out when these tests will be occurring on their monthly schedule (here) we will update regularly.
Any residents who may “feel” the effects of the work being conducted are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org
with dates and times. This information will allow them to examine conditions of the day to assist in developing information on the impacts of weather patterns as well.
Brett's contact details are on the schedule as well.
Hopefully this may allay any concerns on those days. That is not to say that there are natural rumbles in our area here are some sites from knowledgeable local residents that provide information on earthquake/seismic activity
Earthquake monitoring network
The South Australian seismic network