Benedict Industries will open the Sandy Point Quarry in Holsworthy to the local community on 1 May so residents can gain a better understanding of the site’s activities, the company’s development plans for the quarry, and steps taken to reduce the impact on the surrounding community and the environment.
Benedict Industries co-Managing Director, Dana Dupere, said the Open Day was “a great opportunity for local residents to see what we do here at the Sandy Point Quarry”.
“The Information Day will provide the community with an opportunity to hear about Benedict’s future development plans for the site, including our proposed Development Application to recycle sand and sandstone at the Quarry,” Ms Dupere said.
“Benedict is keen to talk to local residents, hear any concerns they may have and have the opportunity to provide answers.”
Ms Dupere said people attending the Information Day would be offered the opportunity to tour the site in a mini-bus so they could obtain a fuller understanding of proposed activities at the quarry.
Benedict staff will be on hand to talk to visitors and answer their questions.
“It’s important for the community to have access to all the information about the quarry and see for themselves what happens there,” Ms Dupere said.
The recent decision by the NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Lands and Water, the Hon Niall Blair MLC, to grant owner’s consent to Benedict Industries allows the company to lodge a Development Application for recycling activities at Sandy Point Quarry – to be assessed by the Department of Planning.
After community feedback, Benedict decided to limit materials to be processed at the Quarry. The proposed recycling activities will process mainly virgin natural excavated material such as sand and sandstone, much of which will be extracted during the construction of WestConnex and other major infrastructure projects in Sydney.
Benedict’s Development Application will include the construction of a $4M seagull intersection on Heathcote Road at the entry to the Sandy Point Quarry to minimise the impact of truck traffic entering the facility. Benedict will pay for the construction of the intersection.
“The Sandy Point Quarry has been operating successfully for over 50 years and is a valuable resource for the State,” Ms Dupere said.
“Benedict has been operating in the local area since 1977 and is committed to being a responsible employer and corporate citizen.”
WHAT:Sandy Point Quarry Information Day
WHEN: Sunday 1 May, 10am to 1pm
WHERE: Sandy Point Quarry, Heathcote Road, Holsworthy
OTHER: Residents must register at: sandypointquarryinformationday.eventbrite.com.au
Media are welcome to attend all parts of the Open Day