The purchase of the Robinson Pit by the Township of Zorra has proven to be a prudent financial investment. The administrative cost per tonne of gravel is $0.40 based on a supply of 4,000,000 tonnes during the life of this pit. This included the land purchase of the pit; legal and consulting costs and opening costs from 2004-2010. It does not include the costs of processing or transporting gravel which is allocated to the specific end use of the material removed from the pit.
The material extracted to date has been of excellent quality. We apply maintenance gravel to our gravel roads alternating between the north and south end of the Township each year. This uses approximately 55,000 tonnes of Crushed Gravel each year. We also supply Township road construction and maintenance projects carried out with our staff and equipment.
We have scheduled gravel crushing each year to have the necessary stockpile for the following years’ usage. With the gravel available, we can begin our maintenance gravelling as soon as weather permits following the lifting of the half-load season in May of each year.
Any questions regarding the Robinson Gravel Pit may be directed to Aden Corcoran, Director of Public Works at 519-485-2490 ext 227.