Quarrying operations plan
You may need to provide an operations plan along with your application to extract riverine quarry material.
The Department of Resources 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.
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