Ensuring Ecological Sustainability for the Future

A Focus to Community and Environmental Protection

Attending to administrative matters raised in the conditions placed on the recent approval of the Mount Cotton Quarry Project has been the focus for Barro Group as development of Stage One gains momentum.

Understandably, a number of these matters require liaison with State and Local Government Authorities which has been a bit challenging through the Christmas and summer holiday break.

We have now made an application to the State to permanently close a road reserve.

This small parcel of narrow state owned land runs through our property and was partially surveyed five generations ago, in the 1870’s.

Our move to purchase it relates to community safety which is a key priority for the Quarry development and is also a focus for Council and the State Government. The subdivision and development of the area over the past 140 years has negated the need for the land as a formed access road and with the usage of our area now determined for the next two to three generations a more realistic and sensible solution needs to be found.

Read more about the history of the road and the reasons for its closure >>

Need and Demand

It is a demand that the State Government has recognized and has deemed this Mount Cotton site as being of State Significance and provided for its protection as a vital extractive industry site.

This project doesn’t deem the creation of a new quarry…

It is about taking a nearly depleted 1960’s operation and extending its life for the next 50 years…

It’s about doing so with a refreshing, world’s best practice, 21 st century approach…

An approach that demands ecological sustainability…

Most importantly, it is about ensuring that our community can control, legislate, utilise and enjoy the natural bounty of our local land.You see, we will need a staggering 350 million tonnes of extractive material in Redland and Logan Cities alone, over the next half century…

Just to meet State population forecasts.The Mount Cotton Extension Project will provide us 45 million tonnes of that demand. And we can be assured it will do so, in an environmentally sensitive way…

By bringing the now 50 year old operation into the 21 st century…

Our Commitments

Extend compliance…Extend a commitment to re-vegetation and regrowth…

Extend the commitment to conservation

Extending and commit large parcels of land to lasting protection-Protection-By law.