Pits & Quarries
Milton Quarry expansion could prolong life by three to seven years
February 28, 2023 By The IFP.ca
The Town of Halton Hills, Ont. could help prolong the area’s quarrying services and meet the community’s construction demand by allowing a 60-hectare expansion of the Milton Quarry further east into town.
While the existing quarry is predominantly located within the Town of Milton, the proposed expansion would extend across the border into Halton Hills. For this, the town’s official plan would require re-designing the proposed land from “Escarpment Rural Area” to “Mineral Resource Extraction Area.”
Owned by Dufferin Aggregates, the approximately 800-hectare facility commenced operations in 1962, with its most recent expansion acquiring a portion within Halton Hills’ boundary in 2007. Dufferin suggests quarrying activities within the existing facility are expected to be complete in two years and a potential expansion would allow further excavation for approximately three to seven years. Nearly half of the licensed land for the expansion would be used for quarrying and the rest for a water resource management system and rehabilitation (reforestation).
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