Residents stage a peaceful protest outside Noosa Council Chambers opposing the number of trucks travelling to Kin Kin Quarry.
Residents stage a peaceful protest outside Noosa Council Chambers opposing the number of trucks travelling to Kin Kin Quarry.

Quarry protesters fire up over truck dangers

A sea of placards, banners and loud voices were on show as Kin Kin quarry protesters made their presence felt.

More than 100 concerned residents staged a peaceful protest outside Noosa Council Chambers on Friday opposing to the number of trucks travelling to and from the quarry daily.

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Councillors met inside the chambers with other stakeholders including quarry boss Martin Cordwell to discuss the perceived issues relating to the quarry.

Save the Noosa Hinterland volunteer and Pinbarren resident Deidre Marczynski said the goal of the protest was to "keep the community safe".

"At the moment we have got over 200 trucks going up and down our roads, it is totally unsuitable for that volume of trucks," she said.

The protest spokeswoman confirmed it was not their intention to attempt to close down the quarry, but for it to go back to operating as a "small quarry".

She said an engineering report had been done 10 years ago modelling on 80 trucks a day and the roads were deemed unsuitable for that amount of trucks.

"We are not saying there is not a role for a quarry at all, but the ramp up over the last six months is just ridiculous," she said.

Mr Cordwell has previously stated he was aware of the community concerns and his company was working with the community, police, council and MP Sandy Bolton to find a solution.