There are currently three active limestone quarries at the Munster Plant. Each year approximately 400,000 to 500,000 tonnes of limestone is crushed and milled for use in manufacturing cement.
Decommissioned quarries are being revegetated using locally native species from a wide range of structures (e.g large trees, shrubs and understorey species) and functions (e.g. nutrient cycling, flowering across the year for foraging opportunities for animals). This revegetation will increase the biodiversity of the site, as well as providing animal habitat, helping reduce ambient dust, and increase visual amenity of the site.
We have a dedicated quarry manager who oversees the daily operation of the active quarries, rehabilitation of decommissioned quarries and dust management activities including:
- More extensive dampening operations.
- Construction of windrows.
- Sealing roadways.
- Improvements to stockpile management.
Revegetation activities are also an important part of our quarry management.