The Helping Victoria Grow: Extractive Resources Strategy recognises the role that planning and investing in innovative end uses for quarries can play in improving social, environmental and economic outcomes for communities and the extractives sector.
Improving the beneficial end use options of quarry sites is becoming even more important as competition for land and the demand for extractive resources is growing each year, requiring new quarries to be established and exhausted quarries to be re-purposed.
As an early activity, the Department is working with the Extractive Industry Taskforce to showcase diverse examples of innovation in post quarry end land uses from Victoria. We will use these case studies to help investigate the feasibility of different end use opportunities for quarries, including defining a potential role for government and others to play.
How you can participate right now
If you have an example of innovation in post quarry end land use from Victoria that you think should be included to raise awareness and learn from please send to the Extractive Resources Strategy inbox: ExtractiveResources.Strategy@ecodev.vic.gov.au