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Joint Statement on Behalf of Ross Trust and Hillview Quarries

The Ross Trust and Hillview Quarries have been a part of the Peninsula community for more than 50 years and have a proud history of supporting many causes including environmental projects and preservation of the natural environment.

Over its history, the Ross Trust has previously gifted some 170 hectares of land in Dromana to the community incorporating it into the Arthurs Seat state park. 

The Trust has also provided more than $139 million in grants supporting local communities, children at risk, and environmental and biodiversity projects throughout Victoria.  

Hillview Quarries is currently in the very early stages of an environmental effects statement (EES) process to investigate future operations at an existing quarry site within its land boundary. 

The site under investigation has supplied the Mornington Peninsula and South East Melbourne growth corridors since the 1960s. The size of the quarry footprint is yet to be determined and forms part of the proposal for the EES.

Hillview Quarries has been actively and openly consulting with the community throughout this process and will continue to keep the community informed over the coming years.  

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