Councillor Matic's Response
OFFICE OF THE
LORD MAYOR Brisbane
9 October 2019
Message to Brisbane Residents regarding the future of the Mt Coot-tha Quarry
Thank you for the opportunity to update you on the future of the Mt Coot-tha Quarry and plans for the site once its current use expires.
As background, it is worth recalling that the quarry has been in operation since the 19th century and remains, to this day, a valuable public asset providing necessary materials to build and maintain road infrastructure in our city.
Mt Coot-tha Quarry has a long history of environmental compliance and Council continues to operate in accordance with conditions set by the Queensland Government's Department of Environment and Science. All environmental compliance monitoring is conducted by independent auditors and records are provided to the Department on a regular basis.
Council has no plans to close the quarry in the near future with estimated reserves likely to see the quarry remain operational for a number of years to come.
Once extraction is completed, Council will undertake a complete rehabilitation of the site. We will then work together with residents to realise the many exciting possibilities to transform the site into a world class greenspace for future generations to enjoy.
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