On 2 October 2018, the Department issued a $15,000 Penalty Notice to Karuah East Quarry Pty Ltd (KEQ) for failing to construct noise mitigation measures required as conditioned by their approval. Following self-reported noise limit exceedances and complaints to the Department of excessive noise levels, an investigation found noise mitigation measures, such as noise barriers and shields on equipment, were inadequate. Noise mitigation is a key component in protecting amenity for local residents and the Department expects noise mitigation measures to be implemented as described in approval documents. KEQ are proposing to utilise a planned 5 month shut down period (beginning September 2018, for construction of additional fixed plant) to complete further works to mitigate noise emissions. The Department will continue to monitor KEQ to ensure noise mitigation measure are constructed and effective.
Page last updated: 29/11/2018