EMM’s groundwater team prepared the groundwater impact assessment for the existing Allandale Quarry. The hydrogeology assessment included a review of geology and hydrogeology as well as field-based water quality testing and analysis. The team also developed a conceptual site model (including cross-sections) to help assess the local and regional groundwater systems, water quality and potential groundwater impacts from the proposed quarry extension.
As part of the project, EMM advised on groundwater and surface water legislation, including harvestable rights consideration and assessment of water requirements to accompany a groundwater licence application. We also developed a water management plan for ongoing quarry operations.