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South East Queensland Regional Plan - Introduction

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    SUBMISSION

DRAFT SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND REGIONAL

    PLAN

    February 2005

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    Contents

     Page

    Introduction…………………………………………………………………………… 2

    Support for a Regional Plan for South East Queensland…..…………………… 2

Importance of the effective protection of extractive resources and

    extractive industry operations in South East Queensland..…………………….. 2

Regional plan must reinforce the State Planning Policy: Protection

    of Extractive Resources……………..…………………………….………………… 3

    ? Map 4 Rural production and natural resources…………………… 4

    ? Integrated transport Desired regional outcome 5………………… 4

    ? Map 11 Transport infrastructure……………………………………. 4

    Extractive industry outside the urban footprint…………………………………… 5

    Extractive industry within the urban footprint…………………..………………… 5

    Nature conservation………………………………………………………………… 6

    Conclusion……………………………………………………….....……………….. 7

    Further discussion…………………………………………………………….…….. 7

Annexures

     Annexure 1 - Examples of a modern community‟s use of extractive material

Maps

     Map of the Northern Darlington Range Key Resource Area showing Regional

     Ecosystem Types, Essential Habitat and State Wildlife Corridors

CEMENT CONCRETE AND AGGREGATES AUSTRALIA

    Submission Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan February 2005

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    Introduction

Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA) is the national association of the

    cement, concrete and extractive industries in Australia.

CCAA was formed by amalgamating a number of construction materials industry

    associations that existed throughout Australia including what were formerly the

    Cement and Concrete Association of Australia, the Australian Pre-Mixed Concrete

    Association and the Queensland Extractive Industries Association Inc.

CCAA continues the important role of its predecessor, the Cement and Concrete

    Association of Australia, which since 1928, has promoted and supported the use of

    cement and concrete products. However, it also represents the extractive materials

    industry; an industry vital to Australia‟s (and in this particular case, South East

    Queensland‟s) community, transport and other essential infrastructure needs.

CCAA is the only representative body for extractive industry operators in this State.

CCAA‟s membership, which spans the full spectrum from large public multi-national

    companies to smaller independent operators, accounts for the bulk of the 22 million

    tonnes of extractive material produced annually in South East Queensland, the

    market sales value of which is in excess of $400 million.

It is in relation to the extractive industry in this region that CCAA is pleased to make

    this submission in relation to the draft South East Queensland Regional Plan.

Support for a Regional Plan for South East Queensland

CCAA supports the introduction of a regional plan for the sustainable development of

    South East Queensland.

However, CCAA believes that in relation to the effective protection of extractive

    resources and extractive industry operations in South East Queensland the current

    draft is deficient in a number of aspects. These are highlighted in this submission.

Importance of the effective protection of extractive

    resources and extractive industry operations in South

    East Queensland

Because modern communities use such large quantities of sand, gravel and crushed

    rock for buildings, road construction and other essential infrastructure, extractive

    resources play an important role in everyday community life.

However, extractive resources are high volume low cost materials and therefore, as

    transport is a major cost factor, extractive industry operations must be located close

    to the communities that use them if they are to be economically viable.

CEMENT CONCRETE AND AGGREGATES AUSTRALIA

    Submission Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan February 2005

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    It is important to understand that Queensland requires in excess of 90,000 tonnes of

    extractive material per day to meet current demand and that extractive material use

    in this State equates to almost 10 tonnes per person per year. The latter has been

    the case since 1979.

Some examples of a modern community‟s use of extractive material are detailed at

    Annexure 1 as are the requirements for the redevelopment of the Brisbane Airport

    and the duplication of the Gateway Bridge.

The volume (in millions of tonnes) of the various extractive materials produced in

    South East Queensland in 2002-2003 is shown in the following table.

Crushed Road Broken River Unprocessed Natural Manufactured Total

    course base rock gravels construction sand