Latest Planning Hurdles Being Achieved

Limited public access provisions currently apply to the Island Quarry while some key DA consent conditions are finalised.

During recent times iQ Inc has made substantial progress in addressing these conditions through constructing onsite works including:

– Ewingsdale Rd driveway access road-works, bike path & earth-bund landscaping as per Council approval are in the final planning stages.
– Driveway tarring completed & approved (2023)
– Construction of site shed (2022)
– Driveway traffic island constructed (2021)
– Driveway Sub-grade preparation & construct dish drain (2020)
– Installation of a 250 metre Western Boundary Fence (installed 2018-2019)
– Installation of a 150 metre Front Boundary Fence (installed 2016-2017)
– Installation of a 350 metre safety fence around the quarry waterhole. (installed early 2014-2015)
– Installation of a 2 kW Solar Pumping system (supplying water to the flow-forms water feature that oxygenates the water-body; & also to supply water for the gardens)
– Site perimeter fencing along Ewingsdale Rd frontage has been installed to assist with reserve management of safety & security.

It is important to note that during this time, private activities and functions such as weddings, ceremonies, receptions, small workshops & film shoots are still able to be held on the Reserve, subject to application and approval.

We look forward to a full re-opening of the Reserve to the public once all consent conditions for public events are completed.

In the interim, if you would like to volunteer or get involved in the community garden please contact us, or if you’re interested in receiving occasional updates please send us an email with: ‘Please add to iQ Updates’ in Subject line.