Valla Quarry - A History of Land Use Conflict
Valla Quarry is located on the western side of Mount England. It is situated on the remains of an old volcano and quarries granite which is used for road base on local roads and driveways, retaining walls and water course control. An interesting discussion of the geology can be found here.
The Nambucca Shire Council approved rural residential sub-divisions along Valla Road in the mid-1980's. It then approved the establishment of the Valla Quarry within 1km of these sub-divisions in 1996, despite a spirited campaign of objection by affected residents. This was then quickly followed by a crushing plant which sits in the apitheatre formed by the quarry face, directing noise across the valley.