Social licence research

The Department for Energy and Mining (DEM) is currently undertaking a social research survey regarding community engagement and White Rock Quarry. DEM would like to hear residents' views on how Hanson and DEM communicated with you during 2020-2022 about the proposed quarry expansion, and related revisions to the quarry’s mine operations plan. This social research is aimed at understanding how quarries and communities interact, particularly when the quarries are close to residential suburbs.

Tom Sweeney from 150 Research ( is an independent consultant who has been appointed by DEM to undertake this work.

A short, confidential survey has been created to seek your views on this topic. Please scan the QR code on this news feed item or use this link to fill in the survey. The research survey will not form part of any future regulatory decision making or assessment and is not part of any regulated process.

The survey is voluntary and should take no longer than 10 minutes. Results are confidential and your details will not be shared. Thank you for your time. If you have any questions, please email

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