Building a
sustainable future

The low-impact Maroochydore Sands project, proposed for land near Kunda industrial park, will involve the extraction of sand for the local building and construction industry.

Sand extraction
vs sand mine

Unlike many sand mines, sand will not be mechanically dried, dry screened or crushed and therefore poses no more safety risk than sand found at the beach. Find out more or watch the video.

In the news

Positive Queensland Health review for project

Maroochydore Sands has welcomed news that Queensland Health has declared the project will pose no health risk… read more

Sand mine boss vows to protect children’s health, safety

The director of the company pushing for a sand extraction site at Forest Glen says he has no intentions of creating a harmful development… read more

UQ and WHO expert says Forest Glen sand project safe

A leading children’s respiratory health expert has echoed the safety claims of the drivers of a proposed Forest Glen sand extraction project… read more

Enviro groups say sand mine concerns can be solved

While residents have voiced environmental concerns over a proposed sand mine development, environmental groups acknowledged the issues can be addressed with precise planning… read more

‘No reason for concern’: sand project director

Maroochydore Sands director Michael Mullins has moved to address environmental concerns raised about the sand mining project proposed for Maroochydore Rd, saying the community was unnecessarily concerned… read more

Sand plant project ‘as dangerous as a day on the beach’

The director of the company behind the controversial proposal for a Forest Glen sand extraction site says the development is not a sand mine… read more

FAQS

Are there any chemicals involved?

There are no chemicals involved in the sand processing, only water… read more

What will the economic impact of the project be?

Maroochydore Sands will be employing locals and using local contractors… read more

Industry veteran explains difference between mine and extraction project:

Reg Robbins has been involved in the development and construction of sand plants for almost five decades. Here what he has to say about Maroochydore Sands.

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