New quarries to create more than 50 local jobs
MAJOR road works in or close to the Gympie region, combined with the presence of millions of tonnes of accessible, high-quality rock just north of Gympie have attracted two major new quarry operations to the region.
Development applications for the new quarries at Gunalda and Curra are yet to go before the Gympie Regional Council, but one community information day has been held at Curra and another is planned at Gunalda this weekend.
The two quarries could create more than 50 new local jobs.
Wagners' spokesman John Hunt said yesterday his company's proposed quarry at Hermans Rd, Gunalda, would generate 25-30 jobs and contained enough high-quality rock to last more than a century.
The site was also fully secluded, surrounded by hills and had direct access to the Bruce Hwy, he said.
"The market for the materials extracted from the quarry will be in the Gympie region and surrounding regions," Mr Hunt said.
Toowoomba-based Wagners was founded by brothers John, Denis, Neill, Joe and their father Henry and has a long-held family tradition in concrete, quarry and transport enterprises.
Hy-Tec, which proposes to establish a similar quarry at Lind
ley Lane, Curra, is a quality assured supplier of premixed concrete, aggregates and sands to the commercial, industrial, civil and residential construction sectors. It supplies more than one million cubic metres of premixed concrete a year for precast, civil, industrial, commercial high rise, residential, pools and decorative projects.
Wagners will hold a community consultation session for its Hermans Rd quarry at Gunalda this Saturday from 9-11am at the Gunalda Hall in Balkan St.
Local residents will be able to view maps of the proposed site and plans, and will be provided with a barbecue and coffee.
For inquiries visit the Wagners website or phone 4637 7777.