THE Boral building material company has sought a 25-year lease agreement from the Southern Grampians Shire for Dundas Quarry in return for expanding their operations at the site.
Southern Grampians Shire Council voted to seek public consultation on the proposal as the first step in the multi-stage process that would be required to approve the lease agreement.
Shire services director, Bronwyn Herbert, told councillors that the company intended to invest in the Dundas Quarry, but required an extra level of commitment form the shire.
“Council operated on the site for some years, but in 1989 determined to lease the site to Boral and they’ve operated the quarry since then,” she said.
“Boral has indicated to council that the life of the site is now limited and it wants to establish a new quarry pit at that site.
“Before undertaking a comprehensive study into the potential for a new pit to be established, Boral is seeking some certainty or clarity on the availability of the site should the proposal proceed.”
Full story in The Spectator on Saturday, February 15, 2014.