Latrobe Valley quarries
Mr NORTHE (Morwell) (09:50:28) — In December 2017, by way of an adjournment debate, I requested that the Minister for Resources meet with local Latrobe Valley quarry owners to discuss a number of issues the quarry industry is currently facing. However, this request has fallen on deaf ears. The minister needs to understand that local quarries such as Maryvale Sand & Trading Supplies, Matthews Quarries, Latrobe Valley Blue Metal and Latrobe Valley Sands have a limited life and their futures are at risk right now. Our region has already seen the recent closure of major coal and timber businesses in the Latrobe Valley, causing the loss of hundreds of jobs. It appears the minister is not interested in sustaining the quarry industry either.