Quarrying operations plan

You may need to provide an operations plan along with your application to extract riverine quarry material.

The Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water will determine if a plan is required and what information needs to be provided. Contact your local business centre before lodging your application for advice.

An operations plan is a combination of documents, sketches and drawings to explain:

  • where the proposed extraction operation is to be located
  • when it is to occur
  • how it is to occur
  • any impacts that may need to be managed
  • follow-up rehabilitation required.

The type of information that may be required in an operations plan include:

  • operational requirements (e.g. site access, site plan, volume and method of extraction)
  • technical requirements (e.g. geomorphology and condition of the stream reach, sediment replenishment rate, hydraulic regime)
  • impacts and how they will be managed (e.g. wastewater disposal, turbidity, noise, dust)
  • proposed rehabilitation (e.g. timing, methods, revegetation, performance measures).