Social licence research

The Department for Energy and Mining (DEM) undertook a social research survey regarding community engagement and White Rock Quarry. DEM sought residents' views on how Hanson and DEM communicated with them during 2020-2022 about the proposed quarry expansion, and related revisions to the quarry’s mine operations plan. This social research was 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 was appointed by DEM to undertake this work.

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