The Tourism Precinct BCC Mt Coot-tha Quarry is a huge Ecological, Economic & Tourism disaster.
Our Goal: The BCC Mt Coot-tha Quarry (MCQ) must fully comply with the ANZEC and QLD EHP/DES and QLD TMR maximum blast vibrations. The MCQ currently does not fully comply with all of its existing EA Schedule-F and defined Best Practice.
Our Purpose: To document the thousands of hours of work done over the past 20 years, by the Mt Coot-tha Local Residents, in their battle against the BCC owned and operated Mt Coot-tha Quarry (MCQ) Blast Vibration, Noise, Dust & Regular Violations of their Environmental Authority.
Our Theme: The Lord Mayor and BCC Civic Council are answerable to the People of Brisbane, for creating a massive ugly hole in the middle of a world class accessible and valuable tourism precinct, when the environmental destruction will last for decades, plus the rehabilitation costs & lost financial benefit vastly exceeds the amount saved by extending their own quarry mine life.
Our Belief: Brisbane would have been $Billions better off, if the MCQ was rehabilitated to tourism in 2003 (after ICB completion), as promised.
Our Estimated Quarry Rehab Costs: $300mil if done in 2018,
$500mil if delayed until 3032.
By 2032, the difference between the Eden Project GVA Financial Benefit the the Mt Coot-tha Quarry Rehabilitation Debt will be $6 Billion ($6,000 Millon).
By comparison the BCC Budget is $3.15 Billion and the Queensland Debt is $70 Billion
Eden Project Anglesea Australia = 1300 new jobs (includes 700
construction & 500 ongoing).
There is no reason why Mt Coot-tha Tourism Precinct cannot create this employment.
The Truth: Since 2001, Eden Project Cornwall has made
more than double the value of all gravel ever mined at Mt
Coot-tha. The real Gold Mine at Mt Coot-tha is the Tourism.
By the scheduled MCQ close date of 2032, the Estimated Difference between the Eden Project Cornwall GVA Income and the MCQ Rehabilitation Debt will be $6 Billion.
Following on from discussions with the EDO and QLD
Ombudsman, the Local Residents (LR) created a formal
complaint to the DES Director General regarding the BCC Mt
This report was ignored by the BCC and LM Quirk.
The Local Resident Authors were then "DISENGAGED" from the Lord Mayor's Office.
So they will no longer acknowledge that we exist.
After the LR completed their series of expensive Internal
Home Blast Vibrations, a posted letter arrived from DES Mr
This document claims that our measurements are invalid and that the non-compulsory purely-advisory statements in the (redacted) AS2187.2 Appendix-J can be used to cancel the Environmental Authority Schedule-F conditions, when the Appendix primary statement specifically prevents this activity.