You will need this allocation to remove quarry material from land under State tidal water. This applies to:
- extractive industry (e.g. for sand and gravel for construction purposes)
- capital dredging associated with some form of tidal works (e.g. excavation of a marina basin, dredging of a new navigation channel)
- maintenance dredging.
Removal can involve taking the material for sale, using the spoil for reclamation or fill above the high watermark, or removing the material for dewatering or another environmental purpose on land.
The purpose of regulating the removal of quarry material on Queensland's coast is to avoid potentially negative impacts on coastal resources. The potentially negative impacts include:
- degradation of water quality
- changes to hydrodynamics of tidal waterways
- loss of sediment that feeds coastal processes, such as beach building.