COMMUNITY WANTS END TO GOSSIP

General Manager of Barro Group

More mischievous claims circulating throughout Redland and Logan cities about the proposed Mount Cotton Quarry Extension project is drawing the ire of community and quarry workers.

I have been contacted by community members and staff at the Mount Cotton Quarry asking me to respond to a raft of recent claims that have emerged in social media and at other gossip gates around the region about the Mount Cotton Quarry Extension Project.

It is being alleged that there has been some sort of secret deal concocted between our company, the former State Government, and past local Councils which allowed us to illegally exact gravel worth tens of millions from a unformed and unmade road reserve. Nothing is further from reality [Read more…]

STATE GOVERNMENT ASKED TO INTERVENE

Barro Group General Manager

Minister for State Development and Deputy Premier, Jeff Seeney has been asked to intervene in the blockage of the Mount Cotton Quarry Extension Project following a decision by the Board of quarry owners, Barro Group to move ahead despite Redland City Council’s vote this week to vote down the $25 million investment project.

Barro Group will proceed with an Appeal to the Council decision in the Environment and Planning Court and work on the Appeal has commenced today. [Read more…]

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS ADDS TO COMMUNITY BENEFIT

Barro Group General Manager

An initial analysis of direct economic benefit to flow to the Redland City community from the Barro Group’s planned Mount Cotton Quarry Extension Project has revealed a 50 year injection to the local community of over $ 400 hundred million dollars, excluding Government fees and charges.

The figure includes $12.5 million expected to be pumped into local businesses immediately construction on the 21 st century processing plant commences.

We have had the numbers prepared so that the community can better understand the advantages of a partnership approach to the Project. [Read more…]

COUNCIL DECISION SET TO COST COMMUNITY MILLIONS

Barro Group General Manager.

The decision by Redland City Council to ignore the advice and recommendations of its own Council Officers and vote down the proposed Mount Cotton Quarry extension has now set the scene for a legal battle which could cost each man, woman and child in Redland City approximately $20 each.

Barro Group has commenced legal appeal action to the Council decision which is set to be at least a $ 1.5 million dollar legal stouch. [Read more…]