About Resources and Media

Resources and Media

Conundrum Holdings are committed to supplying transparent information and responding to questions. Our key objectives are to ensure issues are identified, misconceptions resolved, and expectations met where possible.

In this section, you will find documentation and resources relating to our North Central Quarry proposal, our business and our industry as a whole, available for your own use.


Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheet for quarry and sand products supplied by Conundrum Holdings.
Safety Data Sheet for pre mixed concrete supplied by Wim-Mix Concrete and Wallan Concrete.
This document provides further information on working with quarry products.

Media Statements

Conundrum has prepared this 6 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.
Conundrum’s clarification on certain matters raised by the Michell Shire Council.
Confirmed: Mitchell Shire Council (MSC) has spent a staggering $1.2+ MILLION on consultants and third parties, denying vital primary industry. True figure likely to be much higher once council’s internal costs are included.
Conundrum’s response to the Planning Panel Victoria’s Panel Report.
Conundrum’s full page ‘Fact 6’ advertisement printed in the 4 October edition of the North Central Review.
Conundrum’s two page ‘Fact 5’ advertisement printed in the 30 August edition of the North Central Review.
Conundrum’s full page “Fact 3 and Fact 4’’ advertisement printed in the 28 June edition of the North Central Review.
Conundrum’s full page “Fact 1 and Fact 2’’ advertisement printed in the 22 March edition of the North Central Review.
Conundrum’s two page statement to the Minister for Planning’s exhibition of Amendment C158 and the local council’s shameful advertising campaign.
Conundrum’s two page reply to a resident and housing developer enquiry about our North Central Quarry proposal.


Quarries Proceed Urbanization

Conundrum Corporate Video

Northern Quarries Virtual Site Inspection

Stawell Quarry Site Inspection

North Central Quarry Drone Footage

Official Documentation

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. Appendix B of the report details the 13 parties to the Panel Hearing. Of those, only the VPA, Gilbo Family, Mitchell Shire Council and Yarra Valley Water called expert evidence objecting to our application.
VCAT varied the notice of PLP268/19 to all of the land within Beveridge North West PSP and Wallan South PSP. The applicant did not dispute and carried out advertising onsite, in the local paper and on the Council’s website.
The Mitchell Shire Council prepared a minor review considering the new Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS). It incorporated policy changes discouraging the extractive industries. At the Ordinary Council Meeting on 20/03/2023 the MSC choose to reject C157 Panel’s findings regards extractive industries, Wallan due to “reputational risk” (p114 of Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda).

Victoria’s Rehabilitated Quarries

Compiled by the Victorian Government’s Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, this document provides multiple examples of how former quarries have been rehabilitated for uses that benefit the community.
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.
New Epping includes the redevelopment of a former Epping quarry into a $2 billion mixed-use precinct providing health, commercial and residential opportunities.
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.

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.
“Quarries Build Communities”

This video provides a simple explanation of quarrying encompassing the need for quarries and their role in the economy as well as addressing issues of concern to the community such as protection of the environment and aboriginal heritage. Information is also given on use of recycled construction material and examples of rehabilitated quarries.

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