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CSR quarry modification fast-tracked by NSW Government

 

CSR’s modification to its Badgerys Creek clay quarry project in New South Wales has been included in a tranche of projects the State Government is fast-tracking to inject $4.3 billion into the NSW economy.

The modification of Badgerys Creek Quarry (Mod 4) will cost $25 million to continue its operations.

Mod 4 will provide water transfers for the construction of Western Sydney Airport, along with improvements to rehabilitation and landform outcomes for the strategic planning of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

CSR is proposing to change the project approval to allow for dewatering of a pit at the site and extraction of the remaining clay at Badgerys Creek Quarry, at a depth of 35 metres.

It is also proposing the importation of virgin excavated natural material (VENM) to backfill the dewatered pit and other pits for rehabilitation purposes, along with the establishment of a grid-connected solar farm.

The modification has a capital investment value of $85 million and is expected to supply 40 construction jobs, and 150 operational jobs.

CSR’s Badgerys Creek Quarry is located next to Western Sydney International Airport and is 200ha in size. The airport is due to open in December 2026.

According to CSR’S 2019 investor presentation, itss strategy at Badgerys Creek is to obtain regulatory approvals to reactivate the plant on the old brickworks site it acquired as part of a joint venture with PGH Bricks, with new plant expected to span 30ha.

The outcomes to tranche four of NSW’s fast-tracked projects is set to be determined in the coming weeks.

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