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Reference Group Participant

Environment Review Committee
Holcim Quarry - Pakenham Victoria

As part of the permit requirements set down for the extension to the Pakenham quarry, an Environment Review Committee (ERC) was formed in December 2007. The ERC comprises members of all the relevant authorities along with representatives from community and indigenous groups. Lisa Barrand, Director of Possibilities Pty Ltd has been appointed as the independent Chairperson for the ERC. This website has been set up as an interim source of information about the ERC.

The role of the ERC is to:

  • Review the environmental performance of the operator of the Mt. Shamrock quarry against the requirements of the relevant legislation, the planning permit, WA 174 and the Environmental Management Plan (EMP);
  • Review work plans and work plan variations;
  • Provision of advice on the means of minimizing impacts, expediting approvals and taking into account the views of the community; and
  • Facilitation of community understanding of quarrying and government regulation of the activity.

The Terms of Reference set out the full responsibilities and workings of the ERC.

Meeting summaries and reports


Any concerns regarding the safe operation of the quarry, particularly those of an urgent nature, should be directed to the Quarry Manager Ph: 59 41 1422 or the relevant authority. The EPA can be contacted on (03) 9695 2722. The Department of Primary Industries can be contacted on 136 186. The Cardinia Shire Council can be contacted on 1300 787 624.

The community representatives on the Committee are also available as a means of communicating issues and opportunities to the ERC. The community representatives are:

Mr. Don Petty 0429 995 850
Ms. Joy Carberry 0439 427 298

Lisa Barrand, ERC Chairperson is also available on 0422 248 851.



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