Austen Quarry Open Day 2014

23 November 2014

On Sunday 23 November R.W. Corkery & Co. Pty Limited provided support at a community open day hosted by Hy-Tec Industries Pty Limited at the Austen Quarry.  The community open day was scheduled to coincide with the public exhibition of the EIS for the proposed Stage 2 Extension of the Austen Quarry (refer here for more detail) with attending guests provided with an overview of the extraction, processing and rehabilitation activities undertaken at the quarry, as well as information on the Stage 2 Extension.  

Between 11am and 3pm, while operations were shut down, visitors were transferred by bus (in groups of between 15 and 30) between the quarry administration area, extraction area, overburden emplacement and processing area.  An estimated 75 to 85 people attended, many of whom previously attended a briefing on the Stage 2 Extension provided by Hy-Tec in Hartley in March 2014.  The information provided was well received.   

Determination of the proposed Stage 2 Extension, which will provide direct employment for 20 people and indirect employment for truck drivers, is anticipated in the first quarter of 2015.

Local Community Attending the Austen Quarry Open Day