Quarries on the Goulburn

The Goulburn Broken CMA in association with the Department of Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has investigated the risks posed by large scale quarrying (sand and gravel extraction) on the floodplain in the event of a large flood along the mid-Goulburn River, primarily the reach from Yea to the Hume Freeway (north of Seymour).

The Goulburn Broken CMA in association with the Department of Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has investigated the risks posed by large scale quarrying (sand and gravel extraction) on the floodplain in the event of a large flood along the mid-Goulburn River, primarily the reach from Yea to the Hume Freeway (north of Seymour).

 The first stage of these investigations was a review of the literature and case studies documenting the potential impacts and risks of large scale quarries on the floodplain in an event of a large flood.  The literature review is available below.

Jacobs and Moroka 2014 Review of floodplain mining and risks (PDF, 5288 KB)

The second stage of these investigations assessed the risks that current quarry operations pose to infrastructure and the environment in the event of a large flood.  The risk assessment is available below.

Jacobs and Moroka 2015 Risk assessment of floodplain mining pits in the mid-Goulburn Valley (PDF, 1328 KB)

To assess the risks posed by a proposed expansion of current quarry operations, the Goulburn Broken CMA commissioned a detailed risk assessment, available below in four parts.

Part 1 EW Report Establish Identify Analyse Risks Chapters 1 to 8 (PDF, 3852 KB)

Part 2 EW Report Analyse Risk Chapter 9 (Part 1 of 2) (PDF, 8812 KB)

Part 3 EW Report Analyse Risks Chapter 9 (Part 2 of 2) (PDF, 6262 KB)

Part 4 EW Report Evaluate Risks Chapter 10 to 15 (PDF, 6262 KB)