Quarry Legislation Review

Thank You!

The Provincial Government wishes to thank each person and organization who participated in the consultation process on the Quarry Legislation Review. Comments and recommendations from the public were received between December 16, 2019 and February 29, 2020 and consisted of over 700 comments recorded during the in-person engagement sessions, the completion of 32 online questionnaires, and eight written submissions. Feedback from each portion of the engagement process was used to inform the What We Heard document.

Please be advised that throughout the ongoing provincial election period, the public service does not undertake consultation or engagement sessions with the general public or targeted stakeholders. As a result all ongoing public consultations are currently postponed and submissions on previously launched projects will not be accepted.

Engagement and consultation activities will not resume until after the caretaker period concludes following the 2021 provincial election.


Click here to read the What We Heard document.

Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on engageNL from December 16, 2019 to February 29, 2020. Below is a record of this engagement.


The provincial government is seeking input from the general public and key stakeholder groups to help inform a comprehensive review of the legislation that regulates the province’s quarry resources.

The existing Quarry Materials Act and Regulations have been in place for over 20 years:

Government is seeking input on ways to improve and modernize the legislation. The review is intended to result in updated legislation that more effectively supports the development of the province's quarry resources in a manner that is responsible, sustainable, competitive and supportive of private-sector investments and job growth.

What are Quarry Materials?

Quarry materials are non-renewable resources that include sand, gravel, rock, clay and soil in their natural state and are used in the construction and agricultural industries. The vast majority of quarry materials produced in Newfoundland and Labrador are mineral aggregates such as sand, gravel, crushed stone and blasted rock used for construction. In most cases, quarry materials are extracted and processed from either unconsolidated surficial formations or consolidated bedrock formations.

While the majority of the aggregates produced are used within the province, the number of projects and proposals to export construction aggregate is increasing.

Get Involved

You can have your say by completing an online questionnaire and/or a written submission, or by attending one of our public engagement sessions that will be held throughout early 2020.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

In-person Sessions:

In-person sessions will be held at the below locations across the province.  To register for a session or for more information please email QuarryReview@gov.nl.ca or contact Andrea Devereaux at (709) 727-2757.

Jan 131-3:30 pmMarystown
Marystown Hotel
180-190 Ville Marie Drive
Jan 141-3:30 pmClarenville
Clarenville Inn
134 Trans Canada Highway
Jan 277-9:30 pmGrand Falls-Windsor
Mount Peyton Hotel
214 Lincoln Road
Jan 287-9:30 pmStephenville
Day's Inn
44 Queen Street
Jan 291-3:30 pmDeer Lake
Holiday Inn Express, Deer Lake
38 Bennett Avenue
Feb 69-11:30 amSt. Anthony
Hotel North Three
51 West Street
Feb 101-3:30 pmSt. John's
The Capital Hotel
208 Kenmount Road
Feb 11
7-9:30 pmHappy Valley-Goose Bay
Komatik Real Estate Building
169 Hamilton River Road, Suite 100
Feb 12
7-9:30 pmLabrador City
Two Seasons Inn
96 Avalon Drive
Feb 20
7-9:30 pmCorner Brook
Quality Inn
64 Maple Valley Road

Online Questionnaire:

Each section of the questionnaire contains specific questions related to the quarry legislation and areas of the legislation that require review. There is also an opportunity for respondents to indicate any additional feedback at the end.

It will take you approximately 45-60 minutes to complete and we thank you in advance for your participation. The questionnaire will be available until February 29, 2020.

Please note you are required to register and/or log in in order to participate.

Click here to complete the questionnaire

If you have any questions related to this questionnaire or require an alternate format please contact the Department of Natural Resources at QuarryReview@gov.nl.ca or by phone at (709) 729-6410.

Written Submissions:

If you prefer to participate with a written contribution, you can download or view the discussion guide below and either fill out a copy of the guide or prepare a letter/submission responding to the questions.

Please provide your written submission and any supporting documents in a single PDF, DOC, DOCX file. Date your submission and include your personal contact information (name, organization name, address, telephone number, email address). The Department of Natural Resources may request further elaboration of a written submission from the author of that submission.


How will your input be used?

The information collected through all parts of the engagement process is being reviewed by the Department of Natural Resources. All feedback will be reviewed as officials prepare recommendations for modernizing the legislation.

Privacy Statement

The collection of information for the online questionnaire is done under the authority of section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015, for the purpose of collecting public feedback on the review of the Province’s Quarry Legislation.

Any personal information that may be received will be governed in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and will only be used for the purpose of informing the review of the Quarry Legislation.

If you have any questions about how this information is being collected, used or disclosed, please contact us (see contact details below).

Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments regarding the Quarry Legislation Review, please email QuarryReview@gov.nl.ca or call Andrea at (709) 729-6410.