Back to nature for lime lake

AN OLD quarry near Geelong in Victoria that kept a local cement manufacturing works well fed with limestone for 113 years and later supplied lime to miners will be rehabilitated and turned into a giant freshwater lake.

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The old quarry at Batesford will gradually fill with water

The Batesford Quarry was opened in 1888 by the McCann family, who sent limestone to the nearby cement factory until it closed in 2001.