Fast Facts Finder

  • Based on population predictions made by Queensland Treasury and Trade over THE NEXT 50 years the communities of Redlands and Logan will require 350 million tonnes of quarry materials.
  • Our project will have a life of up to 50 years and over that time will supply about 45 million tonnes of quarry materials, the majority being supplied to the community’s needs in Redland City and Logan City.
  • Meeting these needs for the community from outside the region will add unwanted transport costs and increases to the construction costs of a home
  • This project will see the establishment of 50,000 new trees.
  • The project provides the community with over 170 ha of land under protection. A Huge increase to the size of Redland City’s protected land…That is land protected for flora and fauna by legally binding mechanisms. The site will become one of the largest protected habitats in the region.
  • 72% of this large site will now remain off limits…Off Limits to quarrying, off Limits To dogs, off Limits to traffic, off Limits to fire arms.
  • Rock quarried from Mount Cotton Quarry has been used since the 1960s in the construction of local roads, schools, retirement villages and community facilities such as the Redland Bay Fire Station, Cleveland Showground’s, the South East Queensland Water Grid and Eastern Pipeline Interconnector.
  • It is estimated more than 15,000 people live in homes in the local area that have been built or maintained using rock quarried from Mount Cotton Quarry.
  • The on-going business will create immediate construction jobs and then, on-going, 50 more jobs and training opportunities in Redlands City and will inject millions of investment dollars locally.