Published on 10 December 2021
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council welcomes the decision by Ross Trust and Hillview Quarries not to proceed with a plan to re-open the former Pioneer Quarry in Dromana.
This is a victory for our community, which has been campaigning against this proposal for many months.
Council also welcomes the announcement by Ross Trust and Hillview Quarries of the intention to explore rehabilitation options for the former quarry, which is at Boundary Road.
Quotes attributable to Mayor Anthony Marsh
“This has been a long-running and divisive issue, which has caused a fair amount of angst in our community.”
“Council shared many of the community’s concerns and felt this proposal was out of step with our commitment to protect the environment and steer the Peninsula towards a more sustainable future.”
“I would like to congratulate the community on its campaign, and I thank Nepean State MP Chris Brayne and Flinders Federal MP Greg Hunt for their efforts to support the community against this proposal.”
“We look forward to working with Ross Trust and Hillview Quarries on how best to rehabilitate the site for future use.”