Environment

Maroota holds a sand deposit in excess of 100 million tonnes. Dixons Maroota quarry is located in an area scheduled under the Sydney Regional Environmental Plan (SREP) no. 9, Extractive Industries (link). It has been declared to be of State Significant Development under the Environmental Planning and Assessment act 1979. The site is also located within the Hawkesbury River corridor and so takes into account the requirements of SREP no. 20 (link).

Local Biodiversity

Maroota is an environmentally extraordinary area, being home to an extremely high level of biological diversity, and unique underground springs that feed the Maroota forest spanning 40,000 hectares. The range of local plant communities in Maroota include:


Black Cockatoo

Long-nosed Bandicoot
 
  • Sydney sandstone gully forest
  • Maroota sands swamp forest
  • Freshwater wetlands
  • Wet heath & fernland / sedgeland
  • Maroota sandmass forest
  • Maroota sands transition scrub
  • Sydney sandstone ridgetop
  • Low open woodland
  • Coastal sandstone heath / open scrub

These unique environmental characteristics drive Dixon Sand to strive for best environmental management, that appreciates the importance of evolving scientific knowledge as well as community expectations.


Environmental Management - Planning and Reporting

Old Northern Road Quarry (DA250-09-01 Modification 5) Management Plans 


Old Northern Road Quarry - Summary of Truck Record
Summary of Truck Record (Jan - Jun 2018)

Old Northern Road EPL 3916 Monitoring Data

 

Haerses Road Quarry (DA 165-7-2005 Modification 1) Management Plans


Haerses Road EPL 12513 Monitoring Data

Annual Environmental Management Reports

Dixon Sands environmental reporting period is 1st July to 30th June every year. The AEMRs aim to review the performance of the development against the Site Environmental Management Plan, Consent Conditions, and all other licences and approvals relating to the development.

Pollution Incident Response Management Plan

Environmental Compliance Audits


For information about our on-site environmental management, contact the Environmental Officer.