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CSR Badgerys Creek Quarry scheduled to reopen by end of 2020


Following almost a decade of closure, CSR’s Badgerys Creek Quarry will return to operations to supply concrete to Sydney’s west.

The New South Wales Government has approved CSR’s application for a modification of the quarry, after it was fast-tracked in late July as part of the state government’s Planning System Acceleration Program.

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s executive director of energy and resource assessments Mike Young said the approved application will allow quarrying and rehabilitation work to begin for the next 11 years, providing up to 100 new jobs.

“This approval includes rehabilitating 110 hectares of previously quarried land next to the new Western Sydney Airport, creating the opportunity for future industrial facilities and job opportunities close to where people live in Sydney’s west,” Young said.

“Water collected in the quarry pits over the past decade will also be used to improve air quality by suppressing dust during construction of the Western Sydney Airport, reducing demand on Sydney’s potable water supply.”

The NSW Government’s Planning System Acceleration Program has supplied almost 43,000 new jobs and provided $18.9 billion to the state’s economy.

CSR’s separate application to expand and upgrade its Badgerys Creek brickmaking facility was also approved by the Department. This will supply another $150 million in capital investment and up to 70 jobs in Sydney’s west.

The Badgerys Creek Quarry is located near Western Sydney International Airport, which is expected to open in December 2026.

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CSR quarry modification fast-tracked by NSW Government

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