Mt Coot-tha Quarry Closure & Renewal

The Mt Coot-tha Quarry is the next big challenge facing MCPA.  Please support the initiatives as details are made public.

Fact sheet:

  • Opened in 1895 and owned by Brisbane City Council since 1925.

  • 30 hectare site (twice the size of Roma St Parklands)

  • Designated as a Key Resource Area under the State Planning Act (KRA42)

  • Council intended to close the quarry in 1998 but it was extended to 2015, and then all the way out to 2032, each time with zero public consultation.

  • Provides material for use in BCC road projects (& possibly sale to contrctrs)

  • Council has alternative nearby options for supply of quarried material including Bracalba quarry

  • Council has 2025 as possible closure timeframe; discloses no plans for rehabilitation; & apparently no funds set aside for quarry rehabilitation 

Mt Coot-tha Quarry from Bardon (2019)

Updates on Quarry

All 5 Green candidates support the MCPA proposal & endorse D.Burns' response.

Docs Relating to Quarry

The documents available for download are:

  •  A letter to the BCC candidates, that provides some context:

      Letter-MCPA-to-candidates-MCQ

  • A proposal document, that defines what people and MCPA want from the rehabilitated quarry.

      Proposal-MCPA-re-MCQ

  • Contact details for each of the candidates in the upcoming election.

      ContactDetails-BCC-Candidates

Other quarry closures..

Rehabilitated (or 'repurposed') quarries have been documented many times.  One of the most famous is the: butchartgardens.com/ 

More examples can be found in:

www.mit.edu/people/spirn/Public/Ulises-11-308/Quarrying.pdf 

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Mt Coot-tha Protection Alliance Inc