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No further rock to be removed from Coles Bay quarry


No further rock will be removed from a disused quarry site near Coles Bay for works within Freycinet National Park.

Parks and Wildlife Service general manager Peter Mooney said that the service had failed to obtain a mining licence for the removal of rock from the quarry site which is on unreserved Crown Land near Coles Bay.

"The rock obtained from this quarry was for landscaping work associated with the redevelopment of the Wineglass Bay car park and trackhead," Mr Mooney said.

"I have now been made aware that despite the fact that the rock was overburden resulting from previous quarrying activities, a mining licence was required for this activity and this had not been obtained.

"A full environmental impact assessment of the car park construction was undertaken; regretfully the issue of a mining lease for the removal of rock was not addressed during the planning or construction phase of the project.

"We will now review our project management processes to ensure that this type of oversight does not occur again."