Proposals in areas where high potential aggregate resource occurs should demonstrate that they will, in order of preference:
c) mitigate significant adverse impacts on aggregate extraction.
d) if it is not possible to mitigate significant adverse impacts, proposals should state the case for proceeding.
- Proposals that are in areas licensed for aggregate extraction should provide evidence of an assessment of the potential impacts on aggregate extraction activity.
- If it is not possible to avoid impacts, minimisation or mitigation of direct and indirect should be considered. Proposals should include how this will be achieved. For example, showing the footprint of the proposal relative to the available aggregate in that location has minimal impact, showing the movement of the proposal from a more to less favourable area for aggregates, or proposing that prior extraction of aggregates before development is feasible.
- Proposals should show how a site will be returned to a state suitable for aggregate extraction once the development or activity is complete, such as removal of hard infrastructure.