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Long-term lease opportunity in southeast Queensland sand quarry


A 50ha sand quarry in Queensland is up for lease, located just 40 minutes from the Brisbane CBD and Gold Coast. 

TJ Yore’s sandstone quarry, near Tamborine, in southeast Queensland, is situated in a 50-hectare key resource area that provides weathered quartzose sandstone.

According to quarry owner Tom Yore, the site’s location represents a logistical advantage.

“It’s ideally located to supply the Logan, Brisbane South, Gold Coast and Scenic Rim regions,” Yore told Quarry.

“The site is ready to go and has received all necessary development and environmental approvals from the local council and DES [Queensland Department of Environment and Science].”

The quarry has an approved annual output of 300,000 tonnes per year, made up of soil, sand and sandstone quarry products.

“The local government has advised me this number could be increased,” Yore added.

More than 50 years’ worth of weathered/friable sandstone is available at the quarry, ensuring long-term operations are possible.

“We mainly produce sand for concrete, drainage, bedding and landscaping uses,” Yore said. “Soil at the quarry is also used for composting.”

According to Yore, excavation is usually undertaken by free-digging and ripping, with blasting approval also available for occasional hard sandstone bands in the pit.

The site features an Energex mains power line on-site, along with a secure water supply for washing sandstone.

Other facilities include water and sediment dams, a hardstand area for processing plant, plus bunding and site access infrastructure. No plant is included.

The key resource area is positioned on the 195ha Spiddal farm, first settled by Tom’s ancestor Michael Yore in 1865.

“There’s a long-standing history at this place with some great opportunities for leasers,” Yore said.

For more information about this lease opportunity, contact Tom Yore, tel 07 5543 6133 or via email.

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