29 March 2021: Planning Scheme Amendment approved by the Minister for Planning. See 'latest news' below for more information.


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Hi-Quality Group is proposing to build and operate a temporary facility within our existing Sunbury Eco-Hub that will treat and safely dispose of soil excavated by the tunnel boring machines on the West Gate Tunnel Project. We have submitted the required documents to the Minister for Planning and EPA Victoria as part of their review of our proposal.

We are an Australian-owned, family-run business with 55 years of experience in sustainably managing our quarrying, recycling and waste management facilities. We have been safely managing contaminated and non-contaminated waste in Sunbury since 2003.

Take a look at our frequently asked questions or find out more about the proposal below.



Latest news

Planning Scheme Amendment approved by the Minister for Planning

29 March 2021


Following the EPA’s recent approval of our Environmental Management Plan (EMP), Hi-Quality Group has now received approval from the Victorian Minister for Planning of our proposed Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA) under 20(5) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

This approval provides Hi-Quality with the required planning permissions to construct and operate a purpose-built facility to collect, treat, and safely dispose of the spoil excavated by the tunnel boring machines used on the West Gate Tunnel Project.

As the owners of approximately 1000 acres of land surrounding the facility, we would not be prepared to treat the soil if we were not confident that we could do so safely. We plan to be here for decades to come and are committed to our long-term plans to develop the site for industrial and commercial employment for the Sunbury and Bulla communities.

While the approval of our Environmental Management Plan and the Planning Scheme Amendment are important steps in the approval process, Hi-Quality will only construct the facility if it is awarded the contract by CPB John Holland, who are building the West Gate Tunnel Project. The competitive tender process for this is still underway.

Over the last few weeks, we have been speaking to local residents, business owners and community representatives to understand their concerns and answer questions. We acknowledge that the approval of the PSA will raise further questions and we will continue to be available to discuss what this means for the local community.

If you would like further information, take a look at the Planning Scheme Amendment information sheet and FAQs and the Impact Summary Assessment. To get in touch, our contact details are below, or you can ask a question by clicking on the ‘ask a question’ tab above.


Environmental Management Plan approved by the EPA

5 March 2021


Hi-Quality Group has received approval on our resubmitted Environmental Management Plan (EMP) by the EPA. This plan was developed under the new regulations for the management and disposal of the soil excavated by the tunnel boring machines used on the West Gate Tunnel Project.

Hi-Quality Group was invited by the EPA to resubmit its Environmental Management Plan in December 2020 after all tenderers’ EMP approvals were revoked by the EPA.

Our Environmental Management Plan was developed with a commitment to upholding the highest environmental standards.

While this is an important step in the process, for the proposal to proceed, Hi-Quality Group also requires approval from the Minister for Planning of its Planning Scheme Amendment application, and the competitive tender process run by CPB John Holland for the contract is still underway.

We will continue to keep you informed about any decisions regarding these approvals. If you would like further information, our contact details are below, or you can ask a question by clicking on the ‘ask a question’ tab above.

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About Hi-Quality Group

We are an Australian-owned, family-run business with 55 years of experience in sustainably managing our quarrying, recycling and waste management facilities.

We have been safely managing contaminated and non-contaminated waste in Sunbury since 2003. Based on our long-standing experience, our Sunbury site has been identified as a Hub of State Significance under the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan. This means we play a key role in the treatment and disposal of waste from state infrastructure projects.

We are proud of the longstanding relationships we have with the community and key groups within Sunbury and Bulla, in particular with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation Council Inc.

We are committed to upholding the highest environmental standards and work in close collaboration with the Wurundjeri people and Melbourne Water to understand, preserve and improve our surrounding land and waterways, including Emu Creek. We adhere to strict environmental protection procedures to ensure our land can be reused for development long into the future.

The map below shows where the Hi-Quality Eco-Hub is located in Sunbury. We are 30 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, about five kilometres from Sunbury town centre and more than two kilometres from the nearest residential community. We sometimes get confused with Bulla Tip and Quarry (not part of the Hi-Quality Group), which is also shown on the map.

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Phone 03 9021 0678
Email getintouch@hiqualitysunbury.com.au