Tomerong is a village in the south coast region of New South Wales, with a population of just over 1000 people. Located approximately 180 km by road south from Sydney it was once a major stopover point between Sydney and Melbourne.
Currently not operating, the Tomerong Quarry previously functioned for blue metal and road making materials. The quarry has current approval for 150,000 – 200,000 tonnes of extraction per year and a potential 20 to 30-year life span.
Ja-Ghoondji Lands Incorporated (IJGL) who own the site where the quarry is located and surrounding rural land, would like to re-commence extraction under current approval and increase extraction under a new approval - such that the quarry’s life span is shortened to about five years.
IJGL is proposing a visionary masterplan for the site that involves the reuse of the quarry and adapts the surrounding landscape to deliver a mix of recreational, cultural and community uses. In doing so, IJGL recognises and celebrates the site’s cultural significance to the Yuin people, driving increased tourism and visitation to the broader region.
IGJL also seeks to develop a 50 MW solar farm on the property and has appointed a technical consultant to prepare a feasibility study.