|Posted by Ian Thurston on January 10, 2017 at 9:25 PM|
In August 2016, Hanson Corporation applied to the Environmental Protection Authority for permission to re-open the old sand mine at the corner of Jandakot and Warton Roads. The site has been ‘Bush Forever’ land for over 10 years.
Hanson wants the sand because its own other local sand mines are exhausted and it is having to truck sand from Ellenbrook to its concrete plants in Canning Vale and Kwinana.
Hanson could, of course, buy sand locally from the mines in Wattleup but they did not mention this in their application to the EPA.
The BRG submitted to the EPA that a public review of Hanson’s application be held. The EPA agreed and we expect the review to begin by March 2017.