Kin Kin quarry fined

THE state government has fined the operators of the Kin Kin quarry $2000 and is considering further action, after the quarry failed to manage stormwater on site.

Gympie Member David Gibson alerted Climate Change and Sustainability Minister Kate Jones about the situation and the quarry was warned on February 11 it had breached its licence conditions by failing to properly keep water on site.

Mr Gibson promised to come down on the quarry like “a ton of bricks”, if found wrong-doing, back when it was announced they were ramping up operations.

He said yesterday he fully supported the action taken.

“Although the operator agreed to engage a specialist... a further inspection this month found the quarry was again discharging turbid water to Wahpunga Creek,” Ms Jones said.

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