A Decade in the Planning- The Benefits Will Now Flow

General Manager Barro Group

With approval for our project now granted by Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney I am enthusiastic about the future for our region, staff and the community. From early in the new year we will be commencing work on this exciting development for Redland City.

The approval brings an injection of $15 million into local business in Redland and Logan Cities starting 2014 and the overall $30 million project will create 50 full time jobs.

Long-term project will inject an estimated $400 million into the local community and local business from 2014 to 2064. [Read more…]

A Community Focus On Employment

 Barro Group’s General Manager

The local community appears ready and primed for us to begin work on our Mount Cotton Quarry Extension Project, as we await a final decision on its future due on or before December 20th.

We are now receiving a steady flow of job applications by the company from individuals keen for work and while the applications are appreciated the company cannot make any commitments until the Minister for State Development, Geoff Seeney makes a final decision about the projects’ future.

There’s no doubt that the prospect of a new multi-million dollar project for the city is creating excitement. Rest assured however that if we are given the green light in the next few weeks, we will be commencing work quickly. [Read more…]

MOUNT COTTON QUARRY EXTENTION PROJECT

 Barro Group General Manger.

As promised I write to keep you up to date on our Mount Cotton Quarry Extension Project.

Over the last couple of weeks there has been some media focus which has prompted a few questions to us about the project, its expected output, our site location and project impacts.

The following aims to address those latest claims. [Read more…]

State Assessment Begins

Barro Group General Manager

The State Government’s assessment of the Barro Group application for the Mount Cotton Quarry Extension Project is underway with the Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning now becoming the assessment manager. [Read more…]

Support for Mount Cotton Quarry

Our local candidates in Redland and Logan Cities who have retained and won seats in the recent Federal Election are to be congratulated.

We now have an incoming Government with a commitment to economic stimulation and that is a welcome boost for the region and provides local industries with confidence to invest in the future.

A review of the voting at the polling booths closest to the Mount Cotton Quarry Extension Project suggests extremely strong support for projects such as this. [Read more…]

Claims beyond belief

General Manager Barro Group

The continuous dissemination of misinformation to Redland, Logan, Councillors, Politicians, state and federal and community leaders and journalists from the small, remaining group of objectors to our Mount Cotton Quarry Extension Project is not helpful and is time wasting for many of the recipients.

The tactic has drawn the disdain of a number of people who have expressed concern that such misinformation is continuously allowed to be circulated.

[Read more…]

A time to focus on things local & facts

Barro Group General Manager

With the date now set for the Federal Election and campaigning underway anti quarry activists have once again taken the opportunity to rollout misleading claims about the impacts of the Mt Cotton Quarry extension Project.

The latest round of claims is a further attempt to confuse residents and to adversely influence the States proposed call in process.

We have responded by providing the local Federal Election candidates with the facts and have offered to showcase our plans for this much needed and long overdue project. [Read more…]

Quarry Appeal Continues

Barro Group General Manager

The Department of Transport and Main Roads have declined to participate in the Planning and Environment Court Appeal lodged by Barro Group against the Redland City Council’s decision to disallow the Mount Cotton Quarry Extension project.

The DTMR decision follows a similar move earlier this month by Logan City Council not to participate. [Read more…]

A Common Sense Decision

General Manager Barro Group

A Logan City Council decision not to join with Redland City Council in a Planning and Environment Court Appeal lodged by Barro Group is further verification of the value and need for the Mount Cotton Quarry Extension project.

The decision adds weight to the Barro case and clearly indicates that the concerns about the project raised by a handful of activists carry no depth, truth or validity.

The bad news from this decision is for the residents of Redland City, who will now be saddled, solely, with the legal costs for this legal appeal that is now underway. The Redland Councillors’ decided to push the matter to Court, despite recommendations of its own Council Officers, State Government approvals, Federal Government approvals and now Logan Cities verification. [Read more…]

Sign on the Dotted Line

General Manager of Barro Group

An outcry from some parents in the Redlands area about legal documents being sent to their children is ironically being described by their parents as outrageous.

The issue has arisen this week as the appeal by Barro Group to the Redland City Council decision to reject the company’s application to extend the Mount Cotton Quarry begins it long, arduous and costly process.

The facts are that Barro Group are legally obligated to contact every man, woman or child, who has put their name to a submission and we must advise them of the appeal. We have no choice in that matter.

Every submission made goes on the Redland Council public record so if you make a submission you do so knowing that it is an open document which must include your name and address. [Read more…]