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Amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law will come into effect in mid-2018.

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Heavy vehicle law amendments approved

Amendments to a harmonised national law, to be introduced next year, are expected to affect around 165,000 companies nationwide, including some quarrying and aggregates producers. Read more »
Academics at the ATSE/ISF symposium on legacy mines have urged the mining industry to improve its record on abandoned sites.

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Academia puts ‘legacy’ challenge to industry

An independent Australian organisation has concluded a conference on the environmental legacy of the mining industry, and discussed how the sector can ‘step up’ the management of abandoned mines. Read more »
Situated at 184 Yeppoon Road, the Yeppoon Road Quarry is currently appealing changes related to its DA.

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Decision approved, reneged, appealed

A quarry operator that had been granted permission to expand its operations has lodged an appeal in the Planning and Environment Court after additional conditions were imposed. Read more »
Kiama Municipal Council is hoping to transform an idle quarry into a BMX and bike park. Image courtesy: Illawarra Mercury.

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Quarry riding towards BMX bike project

A local government has announced its intentions to rehabilitate an abandoned quarry into a BMX track and bike park. Read more »
A request from Rindean Quarry’s operator to import 240,000 tonnes of fill has been denied. Image courtesy: The Daily Telegraph.

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Sand operator denied fill request

A quarry operator’s request to import around a quarter of a million tonnes of fill for a four-week construction project has been refused by a government planning panel. Read more »
The Barro Group has applied to extract more than one million tonnes of rock a year from Burrum Quarry on the Sunshine Coast. Image courtesy: Sunshine Coast Daily.

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State-owned quarry awaits decision on expansion

A quarry owned and operated by the state of Queensland for more than 40 years has handed over the operational reigns to a local company that has requested permission to expand operations. Read more »
Mining company Adani has secured land to build multiple quarries leading up to its Carmichael coal mine project.

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International mining company secures land for multiple quarries

Multinational miner Adani has recently secured land to develop up to six quarries that could provide construction materials for infrastructure at its central Queensland Carmichael mine and rail project. Read more »
The idle Bridge Street Quarry is the site of the proposed Quarry Gardens in Toowoomba.

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Quarry Gardens plan revived after decade in wilderness

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has committed $250,000 towards a feasibility study to transform an idle quarry on the outskirts of Toowoomba into first-class parkland. Read more »
Upgrade works to Mooleric Road, commissioned as part of the traffic management plan for the Mount Gellibrand wind farm, adjacent to Ombersley Quarry.

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Operator questions ‘inconsistent’ extractive rules

An aggregates operator, whose regional Victorian quarry has been approved with more than 80 conditions, is questioning why the local council is not applying the same stringent requirements to a range of other extractive activities within the region. Read more »
A Melbourne developer has snapped up a former basalt stone quarry. Image courtesy: Pace Group.

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Former quarry added to Melbourne’s residential portfolio

An idle quarry will be the site of a new housing development after it was recently sold to a Melbourne developer. Read more »
A Rockhampton quarry has been approved to extend its extraction footprint. Image courtesy: The Rockhampton Morning Bulletin.

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Regional site permitted to expand

A quarry situated in central Queensland has been given the green light to expand its operations by hundreds of thousands of tonnes annually. Read more »
A quarry in New South Wales has been fined for operating without an environment protection licence.

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Business cops hefty fine for operating without a licence

The New South Wales Land and Environment Court (LEC) has convicted and fined a business more than a quarter of a million dollars for operating a quarry without an environment protection licence. Read more »


 


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