Gold Coast stops the quarry

The southern Gold Coast community has banded together to successfully stop the proposed Gold Coast Quarry.

Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates, Member for Burleigh Michael Hart and Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey said the decision of the Planning and Environment Court followed years of community advocacy.

“Today is a proud day for the southern Gold Coast as we’ve finally stopped the Gold Coast Quarry,” Ms Bates said.

“I have always opposed the quarry since the first public meeting in 2010, and today our community advocacy has seen a long-awaited win.

“This is terrific news for local residents, who have been worried about the impact this quarry will have on our lifestyles, health and home values.”

Mr Hart said the decision would be welcomed by southern Gold Coast residents.

“This has been a huge issue for local residents and today they will breathe a collective sigh of relief,” he said.

“I congratulate the City of Gold Coast and Mayor Tom Tate on their efforts in the Planning and Environment Court.”

Ms Stuckey said the quarry had been a Labor legacy from the beginning.

“Labor gave this proposal Project of State Significance status in 2010 under Anna Bligh and Annastacia Palaszczuk failed to stop the quarry after being elected,” she said.

“But today, the community has had their day in court and have seen this project stopped.”

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