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Hillhead 2018 drew in more than 500 exhibitors and nearly 20,000 visitors from 26 to 28 June.

News
Aussie suppliers make capital at Hillhead 2018

Australian screening and crushing suppliers were amongst the attendees at Hillhead 2018, in the UK last month. Read more »
The US aggregates industry is up in arms after a journalist made inaccurate statements about sand and concrete in a newspaper column.

News
Industry professionals refute author’s sand shortage claim

The author of an upcoming book has drawn fierce criticism from US industry professionals based on his opinion piece in the LA Times. Read more »
The Victorian Planning Minister has agreed to a request to unilaterally assess an application for the possible reopening and expansion of an inactive site on the Mornington Peninsula.

News
Minister overrules local council on application

Moves are afoot to expedite the reopening of a quarry in Victoria that could supply nearly one million tonnes of rock over seven decades. Read more »
The disused Bridge Street Quarry in Toowoomba was on the list of trade opportunities discussed on a week-long trade mission to New Zealand by a 70-strong Toowoomba Regional Council delegation.

News
Trade mission highlights gardens project

Converting a century-old disused quarry into a botanical gardens modelled on a New Zealand tourist attraction has figured prominently in an international trade mission. Read more »
The Hornsby Quarry spoil management project (pictured) was recently in danger of collapse after boundary changes put the local council into deficit.

News
Transformation project salvaged after hiccup

A project to transform a historic disused New South Wales quarry into a premier parkland is back on track, after state funds “compensated” for the shrinking of a local council. Read more »

Case Studies
Producer hails new era in recycling of glass fines

Alex Fraser Group, one of the largest recycled aggregates producers in Australia, has announced it is taking its glass recycling one step further by building an improved processing plant at its Laverton facility. Adam Somerscales discusses the company’s plans and vision. Read more »
The original rubber and self-cleaning wire screens suffered from blinding and build-up of crushed fines.

Maintenance
Recycler reports productivity, payback after screen changeout

Robert Hill, the crushing consultant and site manager of a 550,000 tonnes per annum concrete recycling operation had to stop his 220 tonne per hour (tph) concrete recycling plant every day to clean blinded screens, often losing three or more hours of production from his 6m x 2m triple-deck horizontal screen. Read more »
The processing plant for clayey shell limestone at the Mönsheim quarry.

Case Studies
Twin-shaft mixer increases yield by 25 per cent

Raw materials from a quarry that were previously sent to landfill are now being sold after a twin-shaft mixer was employed to add quicklime to clay-contaminated pre-screened material. This ‘dry process’ has made it possible to completely separate the clay from the rock for processing. Read more »

Crushing
Recycled aggregates: a solution to future demand, says industry leader

Delta Group has been one of the leading Australian companies to promote alternative quarry products as quarries experience difficulties meeting booming infrastructure demand. Damian Christie spoke to James Georgiou about the company’s recycled aggregates division. Read more »
A quarry is considered a good testing ground for all-electric vehicles and machinery because it is a more static work environment and less disruptive than a construction site.

Load & Haul
'Electrifying' research for the quarry of the future

A major research project led by Volvo CE aimed at the electrification of construction machinery could lead to massive energy savings. Read more »
Natasha Reifschneider (left) in the field.

Case Studies
Pre-empting the challenges of the dual approvals process

In Victoria, and other jurisdictions around Australia, there is a dual approvals process that quarries must satisfy before they can begin works. Natasha Reifschneider explains how operators can pre-empt delays and mitigate the unnecessary duplication that can arise in council consent conditions. Read more »

Editor's Desk
Is recycling a solution to the infrastructure conundrum?

As construction activity ramps up across the nation, and demand for aggregates increases, Damian Christie calls out the mainstream media on the suggestion that there is a "shortage" of resources. He also advocates the use of recycled materials as a means of conserving reserves and allaying the fears of agitated communities in the face of increased demand ... Read more »


 


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