A proposed Yass quarry restoration project would see an average of 64 trucks per day hauling clean fill from Canberra for five years, according to a development application lodged with the local council.
The owners of the site - BGH Superfund - plan to directly approach Canberra developers, who would be poised to save millions in ACT disposal fees.
Local resident Simon Dixon said the project needed to be scrapped as the road set to be used by the trucks was not big enough to handle the traffic.
The disused Nanima Road Quarry is located on Nanima Road, halfway between Canberra and Murrumbateman.
"They're trying to dress it up as environmental rehabilitation, but it's not," Mr Dixon said.
"It's just a million dollar waste transfer."
Mr Dixon said the trucks would make it unsafe for residents and people using the small rural road to get to the region's wineries and restaurants.
He said the road had poor line of sight due to its many dips and bends, with trucks often forced to hug the centre line because of how narrow it was.
"It's going to cost people's lives and no money's worth it." he said.
"The whole thing is bullshit."
The restoration is the latest in a list of controversial projects where Canberra developers dump hundreds of thousands of tonnes of clean fill in Yass to avoid disposal fees in the territory.
Documents show 115,500 tonnes of clean fill are needed to fill the quarry. It would cost developers over $1.3 million in ACT waste disposal fees to dump that amount of fill in Canberra.
Yass locals have previously raised constant concerns with council that trucks hauling fill were being driven dangerously, made small rural roads unsafe and damaged the roads without developers providing adequate compensation.
The council collects a levy from developers for road usage and recently proposed upping that levy to 4.5 cents per tonne of payload per kilometre.
That new heavy haulage policy was being reviewed by engineers.
The council also recently adopted a levy based on the total cost of development projects, with the council charging 0.5 per cent of the total project cost for projects over $100,000. This would equate to $500 on a $100,000 project.
The development application does not provide an estimated cost for the project.
Developers approached assessors Soil and Water, who predicted the quarry restoration would generate the equivalent of 64 truck movements a day for five years.
But the site would only operate between 8am and 4pm on weekdays, with a predicted project life cycle of two to five years.
Last year, Yass council surveyed one road for one month where five similar projects were underway and found 42 per cent of the traffic on the road was from heavy vehicles.
According to Soil and Water's report, the owners of the land would use the material to fill the quarry, "which will improve the visual amenity and maximise the landuse options for the site".
"The use of this type of material for the rehabilitation of the quarry is also considered appropriate as it demonstrates a 'whole of life' approach to waste management," the report said.
"The final landuse proposed for the area includes livestock grazing combined with passive recreational activities such as low intensity camping."
Public comment on the development application closes on Friday at 5pm.
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