The Dorset Council approved a planning application for an increase in rock and gravel production at the Nabowla Quarry at its July meeting.
The quarry, owned by Nabowla Quarries Pty Ltd have proposed an increase in their production from 20,000 cubic metres to 50,000.
The increase in production was required to meet with a number of conditions by the council, including the limitation of seven gravel trucks entering or exiting the site via Gillespies Road per week, as well as an annual maintenance contribution to said road by the quarry owners.
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The quarry expansion was also approved by the Environmental Protection Authority in early July.
This was under a noise condition that the quarry limits activity to between 7am and 7pm during weekdays and between 8am and 4pm on Saturdays.
Under the noise condition, quarry blasting would also be limited to between the hours of 10am and 4pm during weekdays.
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