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Downloads & Links

Our application for North Central Quarry has been in the pipeline for 15 years. Having refined our planning permit application, which can viewed on the Council’s website, this section does not attempt to duplicate that work – rather it aims to provide downloads and links with information for your use.

Official Information

Conundrum has prepared this 4 page handout to give you a quick overview of the project, addresses several common myths, and considers site selection. High resolution images can be supplied upon request.
Planning Panels Victoria in early October released their report for Amendment C106. The recommendation in chief of the Planning Panel is to revise the Beveridge North West PSP to explicitly include precinct level planning for resource extraction from Work Authority 1473.

Victoria’s Rehabilitated Quarries

New Epping includes the redevelopment of a former Epping quarry into a $2 billion mixed-use precinct providing health, commercial and residential opportunities.
Quarry Reserve, in Ferntree Gully, provides a unique opportunity for connection to nature and is a much loved public space. The rehabilitation of this site was planned by FG Kerr in the 1970s, with housing forming part of the rehabilitation plan.
Highpoint Shopping Center is located within a former quarry hole. This clipping from The Age in 1974 ‘Shop centre site was once a hole’ discuss that transition.
Development of the Cardinia Lakes estate in Pakenham includes a lake precinct resulting from the transformation of a disused quarry and play a role in the treatment and detention of the site’s stormwater runoff.
The City of Casey’s Wilson Botanic Park in Berwick was a former basalt quarry. This basalt was used in the construction of the railway line to Gippsland, between Oakleigh to Bunyip. In 1973, prior to closing, it was gifted to the people of Casey to be retained in perpetuity as a public park.
Prior to becoming a reserve, the Coburg Lake Reserve in Coburg North had its history as a bluestone quarry where Melbourne prisoners of the early 1900’s were forced into hard labour, digging out the rocks. Many of those were used for the construction of Pentridge Prison. In the reserve, one wall of semi-quarried stone has been left exposed to demonstrates the park’s former purpose.
Carlton Gardens were developed by Reed and Sangster, with improvements made to the gardens prior to the 1880 exhibition opening, included an eastern pond as a feature developed to accommodate a pre-existing quarry.

What is Quarrying?

This website includes a video which explains how stone, gravel and sand are vital raw ingredients for Australia’s construction industry – they literally make the foundations for a stronger economy.
“If the Aggregates Industry is Doing Well, America is Doing Well”

A video by the USA based National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association which, although in American units of measure, explains the importance of local quarries and their benefit to the community.

This website has been developed in the European Union, specifically Belgium, investigating how a quarry’s activities enable the appearance and development of populations of pioneer species with a high biological value.

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