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Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, pictured with Deborah Woodrup (Caterpillar) and Michael Benic (Hanson), happily posed for pictures.

Toowoomba meeting showcases growth, new talent

The IQA has hailed its 60th annual conference in Toowoomba as a great success that showcased the region’s infrastructure growth and utilised local support and talent. Read more »
Some of this year’s WIQ conference attendees included (l-r): Kiri Fitzgibbons, Sarah Pennington, Mitra Karimi, Tahlia Ball, Kristy Lopes and Natalia Rogalewicz.

Women in Quarrying conference highlights industry diversity

The South Australian arm of the IQA’s Women in Quarrying network has recently held a one-day conference in Adelaide, with attendees gathering to promote the importance of gender diversity within the industry. 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.

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.

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.

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 »

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Environmental compliance and auditing in the quarrying industry

Environmental compliance and auditing in the quarry industry is often viewed as difficult, complex and time-consuming. Chris Jones will present an in-depth analysis of how to improve environmental compliance and how to implement cost-effective environmental management. Subscription required. 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.

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 »
One of three fully operational quarries has recently come up for sale.

Three quarries, one package deal

Three fully operational quarries, which have provided roadbase, aggregate and sand products to the local and regional market, are being offered for sale as one single offering. Read more »
A Melbourne developer has snapped up a former basalt stone quarry. Image courtesy: Pace Group.

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 »
The 2017 Steinexpo brought in 12 per cent more visitors than its last exhibition.

Outdoor exhibition delivers record numbers

Organisers and suppliers have delivered live demonstrations of new plant and equipment to the largest audience yet at the 10th Steinexpo. Read more »
Boral has reported steady profits for the 2017 financial year.

Boral sales bolstered via infrastructure demand

Boral’s global profits significantly increased in the 2017 financial year, with Australia’s ‘high performing business’ contributing to sales. Read more »
The world’s first extra large tyre recycling facility is set to open in Perth next year.

One of a kind tyre recycling plant to open down under

A collaboration between two Australian companies will see the world’s first extra large tyre recycling plant opened next year in Perth, Western Australia. Read more »


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