$12M upgrade to reap reward
INVESTMENT in the redevelopment of Shepton Quarry would provide the Central Highlands Regional Council with the ability to build new business partnerships and strengthen relationships with long standing customers, according to Mayor Peter Maguire.
The official opening of the quarry redevelopment, highlighting its enhanced capacity, was held on Friday.
Cr Maguire unveiled a plaque and said the day represented a major milestone for the quarry and the council.
"Council is very confident that our investment in Shepton will be of commercial benefit to the community," he said.
The council has invested $12 million into the quarry upgrade, by way of a long term loan. It is expected that the increased capacity the new infrastructure brings will also provide it with the capacity to repay the loan.
The quarry has experienced significant growth in sales over the past few years with strong demand for its products and council expected this to continue into the future.
"With growth in the mining sector remaining strong, combined with major road works in the region and beyond, the investment in the quarry is very timely," Cr Maguire said.