Sand mine gets Shire nod

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CONDITIONAL ap­proval has been granted for a sand mine in Hopeland off Pun­rak Road.

The Shire of Ser­pen­tine Jar­rah­dale will for­ward its ap­proval to the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion.

Bassendean sand will be ex­tracted and sup­plied to the land de­vel­op­ment in­dus­try within the Shire and around Perth.

Ex­trac­tion of sand is an­tic­i­pated to be com­pleted within a five-year pe­riod and will be taken from an ex­ist­ing sand ridge that tra­verses the site in a north­south direc­tion to­wards the eastern bound­ary of the 30ha site.

The Shire raised some con­cern that the main route for the ma­jor­ity of trips would be to and from Kwinana Free­way via the Hopeland Road and Kar­nup Road in­ter­sec­tion, which is cur­rently con­sid­ered not safe for semi­trail­ers.

Shire of­fi­cers rec­om­mended con­di­tions so the ap­pli­cant is re­quired to con­trib­ute to­wards the up­grad­ing of the in­ter­sec­tion.

The hours of op­er­a­tion are pro­posed to be from 7am to 5pm from Mon­day to Fri­day and 7am un­til noon Satur­day.

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