Using an existing mining lease, Davrol Rural Management has proposed to operate three quarry pits at Flinders Island, Tasmania.
The quarry would provide granitic gravel, sand, concrete and fractured rock/coarse base to the local community.
The site’s northern and southern pits were extracted by former owners under two mining leases, with a third minor sand extraction pit also proposed.
The application stated the building materials extracted from the quarry would be supplied to the region’s construction activity.
“Each pit provides a different material that complement each other in their broader application in the local construction industry – a granitic gravel for roads and driveways, sand for decorative use and concrete and fractured rock/coarse base for foundations, hardstand construction and sub-base for roads and driveways,” the Development Application Supporting Information document stated.
The maximum extracted volume from the mining lease is 4999m3 per annum, with crushed and/or screened material not exceeding 1000m3 per annum.
Excavation, surface site preparation, stockpiles, loading trucks and transport of products by truck are listed for the extraction process of the material.
The quarry will operate from 7:00am to 7:00pm Monday to Friday and 8:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, with truck movements expected to mainly occur on weekdays.
The site is located on Harleys Road, Whitemark with the nearest residence 250 metres away from the northern pit.
No blasting has been proposed in the application.