Officers have again asked quarry owner and operator Barro Group for an extension, this time for two weeks, to consider the issue.
It was the third extension council officers have asked for since the application was first lodged in February 2011. The report is to be tabled on 5 June, 2013.
Redland Council community and customer services general manager Louise Rusan said the next step would be for council to approve the application with conditions or reject it. Barro Group or any of the 1139 people who made submissions will then be able to appeal the council’s decision.
Ms Rusan said submissions can still be lodged but there would be no further appeal rights after the council makes its decision.
The development application to extend the existing Mount Cotton quarry has been on the public record since 2011 and was open to discussion at a community forum on 3 September, 2011. The project also sought public comment during the advertising stage, which ran from 28 May to 11 July, 2012.
The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection issued approvals for the project to Redland City Council in January 2013.
Both departments issued an extensive list of conditions with their approvals. The Transport Department issued its approval and associated conditions to Redland City Council in 2011.
Source: The Bayside Bulletin