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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