A request for approval for a 250-acre basalt mine in Anakie has been lodged to the council by Aerolite Quarries Pty Ltd, a company owned by former Geelong Mayor Ken Jarvis.Aerolite has asked the City of Greater Geelong to approve a 250-acre basalt mine on undulating farmland at the base and on the slopes of the picturesque Three Sisters hills.Aerolite Quarries plans to extract 40 million tonnes of basalt and 5 million tonnes of scoria over the life of the mine.
President of the newly-formed Anakie Action Group (AAG), Ms Helen Tucker is opposed to the quarry: “It would be totally out of context with the rural setting and the emergence of the Anakie area as an inland playground of Geelong,” she said.
She joined Mitchell’s Front Page to explain the cause.
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