Airport Sandpit, Ballina
This Airport Sandpit is located on Southern Cross Drive, Ballina. Sand extraction from this site occurred between 1991 and 2002. This was via dewatering and dry excavation under an EPA Environmental Protection Licence. The Sandpit has not operated since 2001 and no pumped discharge has occurred on the site since dewatering ceased.
Council is currently looking into future opportunities to access this valuable resource via wet dredging methods.
Pollution Incident Response Management Plan
This plan has been developed to document the processes required to prepare for and respond to pollution incidents for the Airport Sandpit (EPA Licence No. 5948) and ensure that hazards to the environment, human health and safety are reduced, if not eliminated. It has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 and Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009.