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The 25ha Lilydale Quarry site includes undisturbed land and large areas of overburden, as well as a quarry pit approximately 120 metres deep.

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Former quarry site to be part of new Aussie suburb

A former quarry that operated for 135 years is set to be redeveloped into a new housing project in Melbourne’s southeast suburbs. Read more >>
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VCAT recently ruled that the planning permit for the Hillhead quarry site has expired. Image courtesy: Herald-Sun.

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Plans on hold after granite pit permit expires

Plans submitted to extend the life of a former Victorian granite quarry have been placed on the shelf, after the state’s civil administrative tribunal determined the planning permit had expired. Read more >>
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Boral’s appeal against its rejected $2 billion Gold Coast quarry proposal has been dismissed.

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Environment Court dismisses appeal for $2 billion quarry

Queensland’s Planning and Environment Court has backed a local council’s decision to deny Boral the right to proceed with a $2 billion quarry project on the Gold Coast. Read more >>
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In a good sign for quarries, the Federal Budget has allocated $75 billion towards construction and infrastructure.

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Federal budget promises boost to infrastructure

The Federal Budget’s allocation of $75 billion towards construction and infrastructure has been welcomed by industry, with the Government recommitting to several long term projects. Read more >>
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An artist’s impression of the Hornsby Quarry rehabilitation project after completion. Image courtesy: Hornsby Shire Council.

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Hornsby Quarry spoil upgrade commences

Two years after geologists lobbied to preserve New South Wales’ Hornsby quarry, a multi-million dollar conveyor system has arrived to begin filling in the site. Read more >>
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If approved, the quarry would produce 600,000 tonnes per year over the next 30 years. Image courtesy: Newcastle Herald.

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Hard rock quarry proposal revived

A proposal for a hard rock reserve quarry that was ‘mooted’ in 2012 has been revived once more in New South Wales. Read more >>
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Sixty per cent of NZ quarry supervisors have not updated their certificates of competence.

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Supervisors fail verbal safety exam

According to industry groups, 60 per cent of New Zealand quarry supervisors are failing an exam that certifies them to safely run a site. Read more >>
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Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 applies to the excavators, bulldozers, loaders and trucks used on quarry sites.

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Personnel urged to familiarise with changes to fire safety standards

Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment has recently been revised to promote improved fire safety. Read more >>
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Under a proposed plan, Cleary Bros’ Albion Park quarry would undergo real time dust monitoring.

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Dust pollution to be monitored in real time

As a 'modern' alternative to examining dust deposits, a planning and environmental authority will work with the operator to conduct dust monitoring in real time at the Albion Park quarry. Read more >>
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A 61-year-old driver died after his dump truck rolled over in Plumpton on 23 May. Image courtesy: ABC News.

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Workplaces urged to scrub up on safety

A state safety watchdog has urged workplaces to prioritise safety after a record year for fatalities in 2016. Read more >>
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According to a research paper, automation could eliminate traditional mining jobs in the next decade.

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Report warns automation could kill off labour

A research paper by two international bodies has forecast that an escalation in the automation of mines and quarries will mean fewer workers in 10 to 15 years’ time. Read more >>
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A court has imposed a permanent injunction on a US quarry owner that allegedly bared his backside to a mines inspector.

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Injunction granted against ‘cheeky’ quarry operator

A US quarry operator who reportedly exposed his “posterior” to inspectors has been handed an injunction. Read more >>
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