Public Advisory: Update on Public Consultations on Quarry Legislation Review

  • Natural Resources

6 February 2020

The Department of Natural Resources is undertaking a consultation process regarding a review of the legislation that regulates quarry activity in the province. Consultations will help to develop modern and comprehensive legislation that strengthens the existing legislation and adopts best practices from other jurisdictions to support the development of the province’s quarry resources.

There have been several changes related to in-person consultation sessions:

  • Due to weather conditions, in-person consultations in Labrador were rescheduled;
  • A session has been added in Corner Brook; and
  • There has been a change in venue for the St. John’s session.

Revised information is as follows:

Date and Time Location
February 10

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

St. John’s
Capital Hotel
208 Kenmount Road
February 11
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Komatik Real Estate Building
169 Hamilton River Road, Suite 100
February 12

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Labrador City
Two Seasons Inn
96 Avalon Drive
February 20
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Corner Brook
Quality Inn
64 Maple Valley Road

Pre-registration to attend these sessions is required. To register for a session or if you have any questions related to the consultation process, please email QuarryReview@gov.nl.ca or call 709-729-6410 or 709-727-2757.

A discussion guide on the quarry legislation review is available online at www.engageNL.ca

If you are unable to attend in-person, a questionnaire with specific questions related to the quarry legislation can be completed online at www.engageNL.ca. Written submissions are also welcome by email at Quarryreview@gov.nl.ca or by regular mail to:

Mineral Lands Division
Department of Natural Resources
3rd floor, Natural Resources Building
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6

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Media contact
Lisa Lawlor
Natural Resources
709-729-5777, 631-8155
lisalawlor@gov.nl.ca

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