During work on the project design and preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement at Hillview Quarry, R.W. Corkery & Co. worked closely with our client to minimise impacts on nearby residences whilst at the same time achieving an increase in extraction, processing, and transportation rates.
R.W. Corkery & Co. were engaged by Milbrae Quarries to assist with the project design and preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement to support a Development Application for the continued operation and extension of the Hillview Quarry, located approximately 26km northwest of Leeton and 20km southeast of Griffith.
R.W. Corkery & Co. partnered with a range of external Specialist Consultants to assess potential impacts of the Project relating to:
R.W. Corkery & Co. also undertook in-house assessments relating to surface water and groundwater impacts, public hazards, impacts to visual amenity and social and economic impacts.
The site had several constraints including potential impacts to air quality and noise at nearby residences. R.W. Corkery & Co. worked with Milbrae Quarries to design the Project in a manner which minimised these impacts by identifying appropriate management measures to be implemented, whilst still allowing for an increase in extraction, processing, and transportation rates.
R.W. Corkery & Co.’s significant experience with similar Projects enabled creative solutions for the site-specific issues identified during the initial process, thus ensuring potential issues were accounted for in the early phases of the project design.
Whilst the designated development application and Environmental Impact Statement are currently under assessment, it is noted that no community submissions objecting to the Project were received during the public exhibition period, with one submission received in support of the Project.