Blackall Range locals and community groups are concerned about the potential impacts of Sunshine Coast Council’s plans to lease the Dulong Quarry to a commercial operator by mid-year. Council resolved at its ordinary meeting on December 8, 2022, to contract its Dulong and Image Flat quarry business and operating sites to a private operator by June 30, 2023. Submissions are due in April, and Council’s evaluation process will be closed. Worried residents have formed the Dulong Quarry Action Group, and Dulong local and group spokesperson, Anne Veivers (pictured), says people are frustrated there’s been no community engagement and an inadequate amount of clear communication from Council on the matter to date.
“People have expressed valid concerns about dust and associated health impacts, noise, road damage, road safety, environmental impacts to nearby waterways and native animals, negative effects on property prices and lifestyle and more.”
The Dulong Quarry Action Group will hold its next open meeting at 7pm on February 9, 2023 at Kureelpa Hall, with Councillor David Law and State Member for Nicklin Robert Skelton both invited to attend, and all concerned community groups and individuals welcome.