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Parkhurst Quarry to deliver housing

A proposed Queensland quarry is part of a plan to bring more housing to Parkhurst in the future after its operations. 

The site, located eight hours from Brisbane, would feature a small-scale quarry which would help improve the typography of the land before a housing development was built on it according to plans.

According to reports in the Courier Mail, the land is currently vacant and used for cattle grazing.

The area already has two housing estates in Edenbrook and Riverside Waters with a third set to be added in the coming years at 263 Belmont Road if the proposed plans pass the Rockhampton Regional Council.

According to reports from the Courier Mail, the quarry would be operational for four to six years and deliver 700,000 cubic metres of material to reshape the land.

The application submitted to the council recently would limit extraction to 1.6 million cubic metres to level the ground with the material being used on local infrastructure projects.

The plans would see earthmoving and blasting carried out on site with crushing and screening carried on the far west of the site to minimise disruption to the nearby housing estates of Edenbrook and Riverside Waters as well as the wider community.

Work would be conducted between Monday and Saturday with the exclusions being Sunday and public holidays.

The report states minimal rehabilitation work would be required after the project was complete which would pave the way for a new housing development to be built.

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