Blasting at the former Lilydale Quarry

Published on 26 June 2020

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We understand that many residents surrounding the former Lilydale Quarry are concerned with the recent blasting works, where quarrying activities have been inactive for some time. 

As a Planning Permit has been issued, at the direction of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) for earthworks and vegetation removal, the blasting works currently being undertaken have been approved.

However, all works must be in accordance with the planning permit, permit conditions and any endorsed documentation under the permit, including the Blast Management Plan (BMP).

Read more about the planning permit

Read the Blast Management Plan

As per the BMP, Bayport are responsible for monitoring and managing the blasting works, as well as managing and investigating complaints.

If you have any concerns, you should contact Brad from Bayport Construction (0419 895 736 and/or Brad@bayport.com.au) to report and concerns.

It is also recommend that you direct any enquiries to site owner, Kinley (1300 034 483) or the Quarry Manager, Glenn, on 0417 559 623.

We will continue to request data monitoring information about the blasts so that we are able to confirm that the works have occurred to Council’s Satisfaction.

Council has also requested documentation in relation to Bayport’s management and investigation of complaints received.

Any purported damages as a result of the works occurring at the Lilydale Quarry site are ultimately a civil matter between the individual and the site owners.

For more information about Council's role in this planning matter, contact us on 1300 368 333 or mail@yarraranges.vic.gov.au.

 

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