Quarry Update 2019
Updated: Feb 5, 2019
First of all, a happy New Year to you. We hope you had a relaxing time surrounded by loved ones and immersed in joyful experiences.
We have some updates regarding the proposed Roydon Quarry. As always, you can get in touch with us by contacting us on this website, emailing us directly at CHCH.firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting one of our community engagement events.
Fulton Hogan Roydon Quarry Information Days have now been completed, but we will run further days once the consent is fully notified.
“We recognise and understand that some of the residents are concerned about the impact the quarry might have on the community. We have a lot of information including proposed site lay out, latest technology looking at issues like wind direction and weather monitoring and new technology on display like water fogging and misting machines which stop any dust leaving the site. I’m hoping that hearing this information from our experts will allay any fears they may have.”
“We wanted to be really open and honest with the community and that’s why we went directly out to Templeton and invited Weedons to the drop in centre over four days of one on one engagement, so that we could give people every opportunity to come and talk to us and engage in a meaningful way.”
“We see this quarry as a “site for the future” and we have a big responsibility to get this right.”
For any further information please contact: Fulton Hogan Resources and Sustainability Manager Don Chittock 027 6876247
GETTING IN TOUCH
Fulton Hogan welcomes the public’s opinions on the proposed Roydon Quarry—we want to discuss this proposal with you!
We have established a number of engagement methods which we invite the community to partake in to influence our proposal and make access to information easier. These include a Community Advisory Group (‘CAG’), drop-in centre, monthly newsletters and website. We have also been in contact with neighbouring residents and businesses, had a family day at our Miners Road quarry, met with the local residents’ associations and held community engagement evenings at the drop in centre and in Templeton.
Community Advisory Group (CAG)
The CAG has from instigation had an open invitation to residents and businesses within the Templeton and Weedons communities. It was formed to challenge our site concepts and technical information and measures and this openness has greatly influenced the quarry’s proposal prior to its application for resource consents. From this group, Fulton Hogan has been able to gauge a good measure of the public’s opinions regarding the design and operation of the proposed quarry, as well as provide factual information and expert advice to community members.
If the proposed quarry is given the green light, there is the potential for this type of group to continue if the community wants it to. It is important to note CAG members do not act as community representatives, but rather bring an independent engagement voice from around the site and the community.
Our drop-in centre, at the former Roydon Lodge site, at 220 Jones Road, Rolleston, allows the public to come along and discuss the proposed quarry with a Fulton Hogan representative and is currently open by appointment (call 03 357 1400 or email CHCH.email@example.com)
The drop in centre will reopen at specified times once the consent is fully notified.
We established a monthly newsletter called “Beyond the Front Gate”. This is delivered to the Christchurch public via the website and also by mailbox drop. These newsletters aim to provide residents with a knowledge and understanding of quarries. We want people to become familiar with what quarries achieve, how they operate, and their impacts.
If you would like to receive a monthly newsletter, please subscribe here.
FH Quarries Website
Lastly, the public can always engage with the Fulton Hogan team via this website. Following our formal process, any compliments, responses and complaints will be recorded and actioned as required.
CONSENT APPLICATION INFORMATION
Consent application information
Fulton Hogan has now finished gathering all its expert information and has lodged the consent.
The consent information is available via the Environment Canterbury website.
Timing of consent applications
Fulton Hogan submitted the resource consent applications to the Selwyn District Council and Environment Canterbury on the 20th November 2018.
Fulton Hogan is very supportive of the councils that are working with local communities to help them understand the Resource Management Act consents applications, and submission processes. Fulton Hogan will continue to talk with stakeholders throughout the coming months to better inform them of the consent application noting the concerns of the stakeholders.