Peninsula Quarries Victoria (PQV) formed the Peninsula Quarries Community Engagement Group (PQCEG) in 2018. It meets on an as needs basis.
The PQCEG is a conduit for information between PQV and its surrounding neighbours. Members of the broader community are also invited to review information of interest.
Mr Rob Gerrand a former chair of Parks Victoria chairs the PQCEG.
The committee membership is broad and includes representatives of the community and regulators.
Community members who do not attend meetings are invited to contact their representatives or regulators with any questions or comments.
Should you have any issues about day-to-day operations at the quarry please call 0438 851 634
a) PQCEG is an advisory body formed to facilitate communication, meet regulatory requirements as necessary and administer a community grants program. The PQCEG does not have a deliberative function but PQ commits to implementing recommendations related to the community grants program
b) Assist PQV to consult with the local community, including providing and receiving information from community members and organisations
c) Endeavour to identify community attitudes and expectations
d) Receive detailed plans and technical reports, such as those provided to DEDJTR
e) Advise PQV on community consultation including how to consult on community issues such as any proposed changes on site
f) Consider issues raised by members of the community about PQV’s operations
g) Review and analyse the register of complaints
h) Establish and administer the community grants program.
a) All meeting business will be conducted with courtesy and respect. The chair may ask non-compliant participants to leave the meeting and continued non-compliance may lead to expulsion
b) Participants will come to meetings with an open mind, and be prepared to listen
c) The PQCEG has been established to review issues relating to Peninsula Quarries Victoria. It will accomplish this by:
a. Improving industry knowledge and understanding of community interests and concerns
b. Improving community knowledge and understanding of industry policies and activities
c. Encouraging industry, community and other stakeholders to work together
d) All members may add agenda items before the meeting and participants may request addition of an agenda items to a subsequent meeting agenda
e) Participants who are not permanent members will advise PQ who will be attending meetings and, as far as practicable, inform their alternates about the previous meeting before they attend a subsequent meeting
f) Issues addressed and information provided at a previous meeting will not be revisited because of change of representatives and ongoing issues will remain in the agenda until resolved
Minutes from previous PQCEG
Where there is an issue of immediate concern, please phone the quarry on 0438 851 634
For non-urgent matters please complete the complaints form (below) and email it to [email protected]
PQCEG is pleased to call for applications for the 2023 Community Grants Program.
Grants are available for local not-for-profit organisations in the Somerville, Tyabb or Mornington regions. Organisations are required to be incorporated entities.
A total pool of $5000 is available in 2023.
Applications are due by Monday 5 June 2023 and should be sent to [email protected]. Applications will be assessed at the PQCEG meeting in June. Donation requests may also be considered.
Applications should specify:
• The purpose for which the grant is requested
• How the grant will benefit the community
• A quote for the amount requested
• The benefits of the proposal
• Evidence of the organisation’s incorporation.
Successful recipients will be required to provide evidence the grant has been expended for the purpose requested and should be willing to participate in publicity about the grant.
The 2022 grant recipients included:
• Somerville Eagles Soccer Club received $2400 for the purchase and installation of a defibrillator at its clubrooms.
• Somerville Rise Primary School received $1900 towards the installation of flagpoles.
• Mornington Community Garden received $1400 for a battery powered wheelbarrow to assist its members.
• Smaller grants were provided to the Tyabb Junior Football Netball Club for kitchen equipment and Balnarring Junior Football Club for the purchase of footballs.
In previous years grants have been allocated to:
• The Crib Point Community Garden received $1750 to purchase and install a 4000-litre water tank to enable environmentally responsible watering of the garden to provide fresh food for various welfare groups.
• Somerville Rise Primary School received $2245 for The Barn, its environmental learning hub which offers students opportunities to learn about sustainability.
• Somerville Fire Brigade received $1000 towards the construction of an LED messaging board to promote local community events and assist with warnings and restrictions during emergency events.
• Somerville Community House and the Pearcedale, Wallaroo and Tyabb primary schools have also received grants.