Rosewill residents get respite

EMMA BAILEY
Last updated 05:00 11/04/2014

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Rooney Earthmoving trucks have given Rosewill residents a reprieve.

The residents have been complaining about the heavy vehicle traffic, dust and disruption in the area of Rolling Ridges Rd since last July, as trips to the quarry there by the trucks increased from three a day to nearly 30.

Rooney Earthmoving has been given a temporary resource consent by the Timaru District Council until April 25 to take 42,000 cubic metres of clay from its quarry, which exits on Rolling Ridges Rd, with 96 vehicle movements allowed a day to the oxidation ponds being developed at Washdyke.

However for the past few weeks, few trucks have been spotted.

A Rooney Group representative said the truck movements had slowed as weather had slowed progress at the oxidation ponds.

"We have until April 24. We are reaching the end of the job for this contractor but we may need more clay at the end. But I don't think there will be a large number of trucks," the spokesman said.

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- The Timaru Herald

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