Boral under COVID-19 measures, had put off any financial commitment to the new Haul road until September 2020. However in breaking news they have announced that the Haul Road will now commence in July 2020 and be completed in approximately 6 months. This is good news as this is a critical part of the DPA sign off process, for more information go here
There is a new newsletter just released .The mine extension appears to be moving forward, they are continuing to trial alternative methods to effectively manage the dust nuisance, successful management during Covid-19 and proposal for on line meetings of the Community Joint Working Group.
It would appear that operations are continuing as normal. We understand their website is being revamped and will be more up-to-date. The new mine extension application process continues. Boral made a submission in March to the Department of Mines in response to the previous consultation process. They have promised to share the outcomes soon.
If you are experiencing any issues feel free to contact Boral Anna Whybird Stakeholder Relations Manager on 0411 311 256 email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the eastern extension of the mine as proposed in 2019 visit our article 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, or fill in the form below to receive these notifications. We'll also keep you informed of public meetings about quarry activities.
Geological & Seismic activity
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 Brett Dodd email@example.com 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