BORAL PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS
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
Joint Working Group
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 and when there are public meetings about the quarry activities.
Linwood Quarry Easterly Extension Proposal
In the latest newsletter from Boral they discuss the proposals for extending the mine to the East.
Southern End of Quarry
In a recent letter Boral are interested in feedback on:
We encourage you to go to the feedback form on their website to provide your input.
Boral Minutes of the Joint Working Group 22-11-2018
Boral "about Linwood" here