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If approved, the quarry would produce 600,000 tonnes per year over the next 30 years. Image courtesy: Newcastle Herald.

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 »
An artist’s impression of the Hornsby Quarry rehabilitation project after completion. Image courtesy: Hornsby Shire Council.

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 »
In a good sign for quarries, the Federal Budget has allocated $75 billion towards construction and infrastructure.

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 »
Boral’s appeal against its rejected $2 billion Gold Coast quarry proposal has been dismissed.

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 »
VCAT recently ruled that the planning permit for the Hillhead quarry site has expired. Image courtesy: Herald-Sun.

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

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 »
Boral is appealing the decision made against its proposed quarry site.

Boral to appeal dismissal over proposed Gold Coast quarry

Boral has announced it will appeal the decision of Queensland’s Planning and Environment Court that has denied the company the right to proceed with a new project on the Gold Coast. Read more »
The Newnes Junction Project will utilise rail transport for cartage of end product off-site.

Iconic sandstone quarries on the market

From this month, a sandstone quarry in Queensland is set to go under the hammer while expressions of interest are sought for investment in one of New South Wales’ largest sand mining projects. Read more »
Gunlake Quarries has been granted approval to increase its operations.

Quarry granted right to significantly increase operations

Two years after a New South Wales operator applied to increase production by an additional 167 per cent, a court-sanctioned conciliation has granted consent to the operation. Read more »
Middle Creek Quarries has requested to increase its extraction site to a maximum of 15ha.

Tourist garden with clout endangers quarry expansion

A New South Wales quarry is in dispute with a neighbouring, privately owned tourist attraction about its plans to expand its footprint and operations. Read more »
Scott Tipping will spend 12 days travelling 2000km by jet ski in a bid to raise up to $20,000 for the funding of mental health awareness initiatives.

IQA member takes to water for mental health

In a bid to raise more awareness in the industry about mental health and suicide prevention, an IQA member will be riding 2000km from Melbourne to Brisbane – by jet ski. Read more »
A northern NSW quarry has been fined $15,000 for ‘inadequate’ erosion and sediment controls.

Quarry fined for failed erosion controls

A New South Wales north coast quarry has been heavily fined after failing to satisfy the Environmental Protection Agency that it had implemented sufficient controls to protect the environment. Read more »

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