Maroota Lodge Quarry - Sand Extraction Lots 1 & 2 DP732708 - 97 & 113Old Telegraph Road Maroota

This site is known as Maroota Lodge due to its history as a horse stud (operated by the previous owner) and has approval to extract 1,000,000 tonnes of sand over 20 years. All material from this site is processed at the Hitchcock Road Quarry Site.

The site contains Maroota Tertiary sand and Triassic aged friable sandstone.

Hitchcock Road Sand Extraction Development

This major sand extraction area between Hitchcock Road, Old Northern Road and Wisemans Ferry Road Maroota was approved by the Department of Planning and Environment in 2009.

The Department of Planning and Environment have completed compliance audits for sand quarries in NSW between May and August 2015. To view a copy of the DP & E Summary of the Compliance Audit Campaign of NSW Sand Quarries please click here.

Click here for a copy of the Conditions of Approval

Click here for Environmental Monitoring Results

Click here for 2020 Revegetation Report.

Click on the following reports for copies of the approved environmental strategy and management plans as well as a summary of all monitoring results from the most recent Annual Environmental Management Report.

Environmental Strategy
Air Quality Monitoring Program
Noise Management Plan
Water Management Plan
Landscape Management Plan

Annual Environmental Management Review 2020

Attachment 1-9
Attachment 10-12
Attachment 13a
Attachment 13b
Attachment 13c
Attachment 14

An Independent Environmental Audit (IEA) is completed every 3 years and as a result of each audit a Response to Audit Recommendations (RAR) report is submitted to the Department of Planning Industry and Environment (DPIE). The most recent IEA was conducted in August 2020.

Click here to view the August 2020 IEA

Click here to view the 2020 RAR ( Now referred to as an Action Plan in accordance with the Independent Audit Guideline)

Click here to view the 2017 IEA

Click here to view the 2017 RAR

Pit 4 Quarry - Lot 2 DP 748820 311 Old Telegraph Road Maroota

In 2009 PF Formation acquired the site previously known as Maroota Mining. The site consists of Triassic-aged friable sandstone and has approval to receive material from other sites for processing.

Click on the following reports for copies.

Conditions of Approval
Environmental Management Plan – Updated May 2017
Annual Environmental Management Review 2020
Attachment Part 1- Groundwater Report
Attachment Part 2- Groundwater Report

Pit 5 Quarry - Part Lot 2 DP 510812 and Part Lot 3 DP 567166, Old Northern Road, Maroota

PF Formation was granted Development Consent at the site by Hornsby Shire Council in 2009. The site produces Sydney’s best quality White Bricklaying Sand and Fine Washed Concrete Sand derived from the naturally occurring Triassic aged friable sandstone on the site.

Conditions of Approval
Environmental Management Plan – Updated November 2016
Annual Environmental Management Review 2020

Community Consultative Committee Meetings

PF Formation has regular meetings to liaise and review it’s operations with Councils, community representation and other government authorities. The current community representatives are Marianne Scheumack, Shaunagh Hitchcock & Lisa Aylward.

If community have any concerns, please contact Josh or Luke Graham to discuss it with us. If they are unwilling to raise them directly with PF Formation they could advise their community representatives so they can raise them at these meetings. The meetings are held bi-annually in May and November. Copies of the minutes are detailed below.