Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Dufferin seeks public's help in planning quarry's future
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Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 6 Apr 2007, p. 9


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Dufferin Aggregates is seeking at least 10 residents who want to help plan the future of the Acton quarry. Dufferin is getting a head start on planning the after use of the quarry and some of the lands the company owns adjacent to the operation. Considerations could include sports and recreational facilities, trail systems and naturalized areas for ecological benefit. "This long-term vision may include setting aside many acres of land for public use, environmental protection, reforestation and environmental enhancements, in parallel with a future quarry extension," said Andrea Bourrie, property and resource manager, in a news release. Dufferin is looking for seven people from the Acton community to participate on the After Use Vision Advisory Committee (VAC). As well, the Town of Halton Hills will appoint three members of the public plus one councillor and one staff person. Bourrie said since seats on the committee are limited, preference for committee appointments will be given to individuals with previous public committee experience involving land use planning, recreational and trail use planning and/or general communitybased planning. The purpose of the VAC is to provide advice to Dufferin regarding the after use of the lands associated with the existing quarry. "The VAC will be the community's sounding board and focal point for collaboration and information sharing through the development of an after use vision," said Bourrie. "It will be a mechanism to develop mutually beneficial community-company outcomes." Those interested should send a note with a short list of interests and skills to: Dufferin Aggregates, Attention: Andrea Bourrie, Property & Resource Manager, c/o Acton Quarry, 12791 Churchill Rd. S., RR4 Acton, Ontario, L7J 2M1. E-mail-- Ileana.rouse@holcim.com Subject line must include Acton Quarry VAC application. Those not chosen, and other interested residents will still have opportunities to participate in public planning sessions and any working groups established through the VAC.


Creator:
Gamble, Cynthia
Media Type:
Newspaper
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Articles
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Date of Publication:
6 Apr 2007
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Personal Name(s):
Bourrie, Andrea
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Dufferin Aggregates ; Acton ; After Use Vision Advisory Committee ; Halton Hills ; Dufferin ; Acton Quarry
Local identifier:
Halton.News.220428
Language of Item:
English
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Dufferin seeks public's help in planning quarry's future