Tell them to get with the times, this is not on

The Ross Trust is a philanthropic charity that derives around 13% of its income from the operation of Hillview Quarries and the remainder from its large investment portfolio. The Trust has a stated mission of “enhancing biodiversity for the sustainability of Victoria’s native flora, fauna and ecosystems”.

A massive new quarry is fundamentally incompatible with this mission, given the site's:

  • high conservation value

  • its attachment to the State Park 

  • its significance for supporting regional biodiversity 

  • its location within a thriving tourism industry underpinned by the region's natural attractions and

  • its close proximity to residents, businesses, the Red Hill Consolidated (Primary) School and an early learning centre.


Its actions in pushing ahead with this proposal in the face of overwhelming community opposition is also incompatible with its self-professed commitment to act ethically.

Join us in telling the Ross Trust to withdraw its quarry application.

The Ross Trust

Ground Level, Suite 2

43 Agnes Street

East Melbourne VIC 3002

Phone: (03) 9690 6255

e: information@rosstrust.org.au

In your email, you may wish to:


  • Ask the Ross Trust to honour its guiding ethical principles in this instance

  • To shift from its bygone mindset of exploiting any reserves it has at its disposal

  • To withdraw its application so that it can "create positive social and environmental change so Victorians can thrive," as per its mission.

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PO Box 655

Dromana VIC 3936

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Bunurong / BoonWurrung people, and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

Photography by Mark Lethlean, Michelle de la Coeur