Cudgen Lakes Sand Quarry - Project Profile

Client: Gales-Kingscliff Pty Ltd
Industry: Quarrying
Status: Approved
Local Government Area: Tweed


The Cudgen Lakes Sand Quarry is located in Cudgen northeastern NSW, approximately 8 km south of the New South Wales/Queensland Border. The Proposal by Gales-Kingscliff Pty Ltd to develop and operate the sand extraction and processing operation was approved on 16 June 2009. The approved quarry provides for the hydraulic delivery of sand within two pipeline corridors for use as fill at nominated locations within the local area to raise the elevation of land for development in accordance with a proposed strategic development plan. The quarry will also supply construction materials to the surrounding region and receive virgin excavated natural material (VENM) for back filling and rehabilitation purposes. 

The sand resource within the approved extraction areas totals approximately 5 million m3. The maximum approved annual extraction rate is 650,000 m3 of which up to 300,000 tpa of products, including fine-grained concrete/construction sand, mortar sand/brickies loam and fill sand, may be transported from site by road registered trucks.

Following rehabilitation, it is proposed to retain the southern extraction area as a recreational lake tying into the broader strategic development plan of Gales-Kingscliff Pty Ltd.