THE HON. GREG HUNT MP
Federal Member for Flinders
Minister for Health and Aged Care
The R.E. Ross Trust have withdrawn their application for a proposed granite quarry in the Arthurs Seat State Park in Dromana, following much community consultation and strong opposition.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said he was proud to voice strong opposition to the proposal that would have resulted in the fundamental erosion of the Green Wedge on the Mornington Peninsula.
“This is an enormous win for the Mornington Peninsula in protecting our Green Wedge and I thank the Peninsula Preservation Group and every member of our community who stepped forward to oppose this proposal.” Minister Hunt said.
“Proceeding with such a proposal would have resulted in widespread environmental destruction in an area renowned for its natural qualities.”
“Since 2019 I have raised the concerns of the community in meeting with R.E. Ross Trust directly and on several occasions I wrote to the State Planning Minister, Richard Wynne, State Environment Minister, Lily D’Ambrosio and State MP Chris Brayne and I’m glad to see common sense has prevailed.”
“The Mornington Peninsula is home to so many beautiful and serene pockets of nature, which is why having a safe and constructive dialogue on issues like these with community groups and local members is so important.”
R.E. Ross Trusts proposal involved a 43 hectare, 200m deep quarry to be excavated at 115 Boundary Road in an existing Green Wedge Zone.