Mt Coot-tha Local Residents Live in the Shadow of the Damaging Brisbane City Council Quarry Blasting for 20 years
Our Goal: The BCC Mt Coot-tha Quarry (MCQ) should comply with the ANZEC and QLD EHP/DES and QLD TMR maximum blast vibrations, as requested to the BCC and MCQ by QLD EHP Director September 2016. The MCQ should also fully comply with all its existing EA Schedule-F (as it is written).
Our Purpose: To document the thousands of hours of work done over the past 20 years, by the Mt Coot-tha Local Residents, in their battle against the Brisbane City Council owned and operated Mt Coot-tha Quarry (MCQ) Blast Vibration, Noise and Dust.
Theme 1: The QLD Government DES is answerable to the Mt Coot-tha Local Residents, for their repeated policy decisions, which are used to override the clear text which comprises the MCQ EA Schedule-F conditions, plus the regular gross violation of the Schedule-F conditions.
Theme 2: The Lord Mayor and BCC Civic Council are answerable to the People of Brisbane for creating a massive ugly hole in the middle of a world class accessible and valuable tourism precinct, when the environmental destruction will last for centuries plus cost of this plus the rehabilitation costs exceeds the amount saved by extending their own quarry mine life.
Motto: "Quit The Quarry Blasting & Rehabilitate The Rubble" Estimated Costs: $100mil to fill the hole & another $100mil to fully rehabilitate the 30 Hectare area.
Following on from discussions with the EDO and QLD Ombudsman, the Local Residents (LR) created a formal complaint to the DES Director General regarding the BCC Mt Coot-tha Quarry.
This report was ignored by the BCC and LM Quirk.
After the LR completed their series of expensive Internal Home Blast Vibrations, a posted letter arrived from DES Mr Karle (MKL).
This document claims that our measurements are invalid and that AS2187.2 2006 can be applied to every home in Mt Coot-tha. (Even those containing asbestos fibre sheeting).
Known Approximate Areas:
Roma St Parklands = 16 Hectares.
Southbank Parklands= 18 Hectares.
Mt Coot-tha Quarry = 30 Hectares = Roma St Parklands &+ Southbank Parklands Added Together.
MC Botanic Gardens = 52 Hectares.
Known Approximate Factors:
Mt Coot-tha Quarry Area = 300,000sqm (30ha).
Total Legacy Way Spoil Volume = 2.3million cubic metres.
Approximate Quarry Hole Length=500m, Width=400m, Depth=150m.
Indicative Possible Total Hole Volume=15 million cubic metres = 35 million tonnes.
Maximum Number of Bench Shelves = 10.
Mine Design Bench/Shelf Parameters, Drop-off Height=15m, Rock-Width=20m.