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WARM FAREWELL: Wallan’s Indra Martin, Bailey Partridge 4, and Cassandra Alexander enjoy the end of Geelong’s Indian summer at Eastern Beach before the arrival of a cool change on Wednesday afternoon. (Rebecca Hosking) 166710
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Quarry claim ‘dodgy’ Aboriginal body seeks listing, ‘threatens 50 jobs’ By Luke Voogt An Aboriginal heritage listing that could close an Anakie quarry has sparked calls for a parliamentary investigation into Victoria’s peak indigenous body.
The heritage listing threatened more than 50 jobs, Western Victoria MP Simon Ramsay told parliament last week. Quarry owner and former Geelong mayor Ken Jarvis welcomed Mr Ramsay’s call for an investigation.
“We’ve been fighting this listing now for almost three years,” Mr Jarvis told the Indy. “It’s been the worst three years of my life. “We’ll fight this until the very end. It’s absolutely ridiculous.”
Mr Jarvis’s company, Aerolite, planned to build a new quarry at the Anakie site in August 2014 but received an objection based on a claim of Aboriginal significance. Continued page 3
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