Kables Sand Plant is located on Clarence-Colliery Road, approximately 100km north east of Sydney. The operation produces roughly 350,000 Tonnes /annum and uses two sand washing plants and one dry screening plant with a loader to process and stockpile the material.
Located within the property boundary is a major lake, a washing/screening plant, a workshop area, stockpile area, and an office area. The disturbed areas include the extraction lake, screening plant and haul roads, which have been designed to take full advantage of the surrounding topography.
The site is situated 8 kilometres east of Lithgow, and adjacent to the Blue Mountains National Park. The Tweed River is approximately three kilometres to the north-west. Local topographic mapping indicates that the elevation of the property ranges between 1,050m AHD in the North East and 1,150m AHD in the North West. The site is bordered to the south east by an operating coal mine, to the north and west by open Blue Mountains National Park and to the South by the rural suburb of Clarence.
The lake is filled predominantly by groundwater as sand is removed for a commercial sand excavation operation. Extraction areas surround a central perched swamp zone which provide habitat for various Reptiles, Birds and small Mammals. A general list of species identified on site include Australian Brush Turkey, White Necked Heron, Various Ducks, Tawny Frogmouth, White Throated Night-Jar, Cockatoos, Kookaburras, Wood Gecko, Blue Mountains Water Skink, Red Bellied Black Snake, Eastern Brown Snake, Tiger Snake, Long Nosed Bandicoot, Squirrel Glider, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Bathurst Copper Butterfly and Giant Dragonfly.