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About the project

Location of Linwood Quarry

Boral Resources (SA) Limited is proposing an extension to the existing Linwood Quarry located between Marino, Seacliff Park and Hallett Cove in the southern suburbs of Adelaide.

Boral operates the quarry within several existing approved private mines and extractive minerals leases. Boral plans to extend quarry operations to the east of the current pit boundary into Private Mine 22 and land covered by Mineral Claim 4439.

On 6 December 2018, Boral submitted an application for an extractive minerals lease, supported by a mining proposal to the Department for Energy and Mining (DEM). The mining proposal describes the existing environment, operations proposed, and an assessment of the potential environmental impacts of the proposed operations over the life of the quarry.

The mining proposal will be made available to the public with an invitation for public comment.

Legislative requirements

Under section 35 of the Mining Act 1971 a mining lease application must be accompanied by a mining proposal that complies with the Mining Act and the relevant Ministerial Determination under the Mining Regulations 2011. A mining proposal has been submitted to government as part of the mining lease application.

Section 35A(1) of the Mining Act requires the Minister for Energy and Mining to publish a notice in a newspaper inviting the public to make submissions in relation to the application. The Public Notice was posted on this website 16 May 2019 with a closing date for public submission of 27 June 2019.

Why have public consultation?

Whilst mining is an important contribution to the economic development of South Australia, it is also important that the potential impacts on the environment, local voices and the community are identified and considered in assessing whether or not to approve new applications.

Government recognises that:

  • It is essential to engage with people and communities who are directly affected by or have an interest in new proposals.
  • Communities have a wealth of knowledge about their local environment that may not otherwise be available to the proponent or government.
  • Benefits for both the local community and the proponent may be identified through two-way flow of information between the community and proponents.

Application, consultation and assessment process

Mining  proposal document released for public comment

Mining lease application document

The mining lease application document submitted by Boral Resources (SA) Ltd may be inspected via the following means:

  • At the City of Marion Council offices (hard copy)
  • Download the Linwood Quarry mining proposal (PDF 61 MB)
  • To arrange an inspection of the proposal at the Department for Energy and Mining call the Department on 08 8463 3103

Where to get more information

If you have any queries regarding the application please contact:

Anna Whybird
Stakeholder Relations Manager
Boral
Mobile: 0466 858 477
Email: anna.whybird@boral.com.au

Making a submission

Things to consider before making a submission

We value the community's input - information provided in submissions is vital to the assessment processes.

South Australian government agencies ensure the protection of personal information by adhering to the South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet Information Privacy Principles (IPPS) Instruction, February 2017 (PDF 230 KB)

When you make a submission that submission becomes a public record. Your submission will be provided to the applicant and will be published on the DEM website.

In making a submission, you should consider how your personal information will be included in our submission. This includes the content of your submission and any attachments - including any personal information about you which you have chosen to include in those documents.

If you wish for your personal information to be withheld from you submission, you must:

  • request that your name and contact details be withheld from publishing
  • not include personal or identifying information in your submission, headers, footers or attachments.

Submissions including offensive, threatening, defamatory or other inappropriate material will not be accepted.

Preparing your submission

Your submission should relate directly to the mining proposal. Comments should only address issues within scope of the application made under the Mining Act.

Key points for an effective submission

  • Your submission does not need to be long or complex. Your opinions, your reasons for them and your suggestions are the most important parts.
  • State clearly your view and reasons for it.
  • Say how your views might be addressed and your reasons.
  • Provide references to any factual data such as scientific reports referred to in the submissions.
  • Where relevant, group your points under the relevant section or chapter.

Commenting on the mining proposal

In commenting on the mining proposal, consider the following:

  • Information on any aspect that either has not been included in the mining proposal, or that you consider has been inadequately described - this includes the description of the existing environment and any potential environmental, social and economic impacts that have not been identified in the mining proposal.
  • Consider the impact events identified in the mining proposal. For each of the impacts described, consider if the proposed environmental outcomes (i.e. level of proposed impact on the environment) are appropriate. If not, try and describe the environmental outcome and criteria you would consider appropriate.
  • Consider the mine closure and completion outcomes and criteria. Closure and completion outcomes are those that apply when a mine has ceased operation and rehabilitation is completed. Are the mine closure and completion outcomes appropriate and achievable? What completion outcomes would you like to see?
  • Does the community consultation process outlined in the mining proposal document match with your view of the consultation process? Are there key stakeholders that have been overlooked?

Making your submission

Written submissions will be accepted until 27 June 2019.

Comments can be made and submitted by the following means:

  • Use the online submission form - note that you can save any comments made and return to complete the form at a later time
  • Download a copy of the submission form (DOCX), add your comments and send via:
    • email to: DEM.MiningRegRehab@sa.gov.au or
    • post to:
      Business Support Officer
      Mining Regulation Branch
      Department for Energy and Mining
      GPO Box 320
      Adelaide
      SA 5001

What happens to submissions?

Submissions received will be published to the DEM website and forwarded to Boral for response with personal details removed if this has been requested. All submissions that include contact details will receive an acknowledgement letter or email from DEM.

After the public consultation period, Boral will be required to respond to the issues raised in submissions. Submissions may be quoted in the response document submitted by Boral. Boral must respond to issues raised before the assessment of the application can proceed. Boral's subsequent response document and Government Assessment Report will be released for public information on the DEM website.

Assessing the mining proposal

Using technical experts drawn from South Australian government regulatory agencies, the department will undertake a comprehensive assessment of the mining proposal, public submissions received during the consultation process, and the response document prepared by Boral.

Government will assess the application and detail that assessment in a government assessment report. The assessment considers the balance between the potential benefits and impacts of the project.

The assessment will be detailed in an assessment report containing recommendations. This assessment report will be publicly released and be available on the DEM website.

The decision

The Minister for Energy and Mining or delegate will consider the mining proposal, submissions received, response document and Government Assessment Report when making a decision. If the decision is to grant an extractive minerals lease, conditions will be attached to the lease. Often these conditions will include matters that have been raised by public submissions.

In accordance with section 35B of the Mining Act, any person who has made a written submission during the consultation period will be notified of the mining application decision in writing, including the terms and conditions of the extractive minerals lease if it has been granted.