MA2024/0008 – Bentley Quarry- 1465 Bentley Road, Bentley



MA2024/0008 – Bentley Quarry

1465 Bentley Road, Bentley

 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act)

 Notice is given that a Modification Application MA2024/0008 has been lodged for an Extractive Industry at 1465 Bentley Road, Bentley. Bentley Quarry was approved on 16 December 2022 by the Northern Regional Planning Panel for an extractive industry with a capacity of up to 300,000 tonnes per annum. The development is Designated and Nominated Integrated Development.  The application will be on exhibition from 27 May 2024 to 25 June 2024, both dates inclusive.

Modification Application No. – MA2024/0008

Applicant’s Name – Ben Luffman on behalf of R & S Contracting Pty Ltd

Description of the Land – Lot 2 DP 1196757, 1465 Bentley Road, Bentley

Description of the Development – Modification to an Extractive Industry comprising the following;

  • Amend the staging of extraction to a two stage approach with Stage 1 encompassing the clearing and lowering of the northern half of the quarry, and Stage 2 the progression of extraction to the southern extent of the quarry.
  • Deleting of condition 60(b)(ii) from the consent. This condition restricts the hours of trucks entering or exiting the quarry (for one hour at peak school pick up and one hour at peak school drop off times), as determined in consultation with the school bus service providers consistent with the Deferred Commencement condition.
  • The restricted hours under the Drivers Code of Conduct are during school term trucks are not to travel on Bentley Road between 8.00am to 9.00am and 3.00pm and 4.00pm.

Consent Authority – Northern Regional Planning Panel

Designated Development – The development is classified as Designated Development as defined in Schedule 3 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, as an extractive industry with an intended capacity of more than 30,000 cubic metres of material per year and disturbing a total surface area of more than 2 hectares of land.

Nominated Integrated Development – The development is classified as Nominated Integrated Development pursuant to Section 4.46 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 requiring the approvals from the following relevant approval bodies:

  • Environmental Protection Authority under Section 53 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997
  • Transport for NSW under Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

Exhibition Period – the application will be on exhibition from 27 May 2024 to 25 June 2024, both dates inclusive.

Where to inspect the Modification Application – The complete Modification Application and supporting documents may be inspected on Councils website at

Submissions – Any person may make a written submission to the Consent Authority during the exhibition period by sending it to Richmond Valley Council by:

  • post to—Locked Bag 10 CASINO NSW  2470
  • email to—
  • hand delivery—at either of Council’s Customer Service Centres in Casino and Evans Head
  • online submission —by completing an on-line submission form via Council’s website.

Submissions received will be considered as part of the assessment of the development application.  If a submission is made by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission.  All submissions will be treated as public documents.

NSW Local Government and Planning legislation requires the public disclosure of donations or gifts made in the two years preceding the application by anyone lodging or commenting on development proposals.  Disclosure statements are available from Council’s Customer Service Centres or its website.

Unless the Independent Planning Commission has conducted a public hearing, a person may appeal to the Land and Environment Court if the person makes a submission by way of objection and is dissatisfied with the determination of the consent authority to grant development consent.  If the Independent Planning Commission conducts a public hearing, the Commission’s determination of the application is final and not subject to appeal.


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