Stop quarrying near our communities
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Fulton Hogan is planning to develop a quarry site adjacent to Dawsons Road in Templeton, Selwyn District, New Zealand – using 170 hectares of land for up to 40 years.
This quarry will be built within metres of local residents and their homes – impacting their health, destroying the local environment, and adding real safety risks on quiet country roads.
If you live in the Templeton, West Melton or Rolleston areas, you and your family will be at risk.
What is our goal?
We want Fulton Hogan to put people before profits, and we want the Selwyn District Council to say NO to the proposed Fulton Hogan quarry.
Our goal is to change New Zealand law. We want the New Zealand Government to create sensible limits on how close a quarry can be put to a home. While the Ministry for the Environment's good practice guidelines recommend a setback distance of 500m from those containing crystalline silica, there is no law enforcing such requirements. In other countries – including India and Pakistan – they insist on a 1km minimum setback. We want New Zealand to be the same, if not better.
Together we can secure the safety of our future, and ensure no quarries are built within a kilometre or more of our communities and their families.
Find out more: http://noquarry.org.nz/
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