News

Blue on bigger quarry

Jamie Mackenzie
Jamie Mackenzie

A PLAN to triple the size of a quarry near Leslie Dam, west of Warwick, has sparked debate among councillors over enforcement of council rules.

Hutchison Quarries applied for permission to expand its operation from a maximum of 100,000 tonnes of rock a year to 300,000 tonnes, attracting objections from locals.

Many were concerned about local road damage from heavy-vehicle movement to and from the site on Pink Gum Lane - which will supply gravel across southern Queensland - with councillors and staff yesterday considering how to ensure they use sealed roads.

Speaking at the Planning Committee meeting, Cr Jamie Mackenzie insisted a condition be put in place that the quarry be required to advise all truck drivers of the need to stick to sealed roads, with the exception of local gravel deliveries.

Planning director Ken Harris said short of installing a council foreman on site and "tailgating" trucks, such a condition would be difficult to enforce.

A final decision on the quarry will be made at next week's general meeting.

Topics:  leslie dam, southern downs regional council




Elderly woman hurt in Southern Downs crash

Elderly woman hurt in crash at Applethorpe

Elderly woman hurt in Southern Downs crash

Perfect festival weather for the Southern Downs

HAT WEATHER: Visit Helen Stumkat at the Art Gallery Markets if you need a jazzy new hat.

Warwick’s weather is above the average 18 degree maximum for July

How to crochet a caravan

CROCHET HOME: Vicki Weeks and Lisa Burgess are the masterminds behind this patchwork caravan.

“We thought we would dress it up for winter,” Mrs Burgess laughed.

Latest deals and offers

Pokemon Go: "Trading" on the horizon as game evolves

No Caption

Pokemon GO players will soon be able to trade with other trainers

Bindi Irwin: ‘I’ve lived 10 lives in one lifetime’

Bindi meets her fans.

SHE'S just turns 18 but Bindi's life has been full of experiences

Rockhampton cook through to MasterChef semi-final

FAMILY:MasterChef semi-finalist Harry Foster pictured with his mum Ria McClelland.

Harry Foster through to MasterChef semi-finals.

Pop icon and former Neighbours star buys into Byron

Singer Natalie Imbruglia. Supplied by Sony Music Australia.

Former actor turned pop singer joins Byron celebrity rush.

MASTERCHEF: Coast cooks to dominate finals

SO CLOSE: MasterChef's final four, from left, Matt Sinclair, Elise Franciskovic, Harry Foster and Elena Duggan. Elise’s elimination means now only the three Sunshine Coast contestants remain in the competition.

MasterChef finals will be mandatory viewing in three Coast homes

The best and worst bits of Splendour from our experts

The Amphitheatre received Flume with open arms and danced to his music on Sunday night.

Glitter, fake marriages, see-through clothing and gorgeous weather

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles