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The Gold Coast’s largest quarry will potentially be turned into a landfill site. Image courtesy: Gold Coast Bulletin.

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Gold Coast quarry to become landfill site

The Gold Coast’s largest quarry will potentially be turned into a privately operated landfill site after a development application was filed with the city council. Read more >>
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The David Barro heavy construction materials fellowship enables individuals to enhance their skills through an international research program.

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‘Heavy construction’ fellowship to encourage innovation

Two leading construction companies have joined forces and launched the David Barro heavy construction materials fellowship. Read more >>
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Residents living by the Yaldhurst quarry have raised dust health concerns. Image courtesy: Stuff.co.nz

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Residents ‘wearing masks’ against quarry dust

After years of complaints, residents near a New Zealand quarry have had their worst concerns confirmed – its dust emissions may pose a serious long-term health risk. Read more >>
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The former Anstey Hill quarry site has been described by some reviewers as ‘the jewel of the Adelaide Festival crown’.

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Quarry setting for ‘record-breaking’ show

For the first time, Adelaide’s Festival of the Arts has used a rundown and abandoned quarry as the stage for a hit theatre performance. Read more >>
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Lafarge Holcim has, to the consternation of some European politicians, expressed interest in building the Trump Administration’s controversial US-Mexico border wall. Image courtesy: Deutsche Well.

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Multinational ‘ready to sell’ cement for US-Mexico wall

Global cement maker LafargeHolcim – the USA’s largest cement producer – is ready and willing to sell cement for the Trump Administration’s controversial US-Mexico border wall project, despite raised concerns in Europe. Read more >>
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Project AME is the ‘world’s first’ 3D-printed excavator.

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‘First-ever’ 3D-printed excavator unveiled

A fully functional, full size 3D-printed excavator has made its debut at CONEXPO-CONAGG 2017 in Las Vegas. Read more >>
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Metso’s new service centre in Tomago, NSW has been fitted with ‘greatly improved’ lifting capabilities and an innovative new paint booth.

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New supplier centre an ‘investment in optimism’

After more than 50 years in Newcastle, equipment and services supplier Metso has moved its operations to a new service centre. Read more >>
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According to the latest PCI figures, Australia’s construction sector grew at its fastest rate since mid-2016.

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New figures show construction sector is ‘bouncing back’

Following four consecutive months of decline, Australia’s construction sector grew at its fastest rate since mid-2016. Read more >>
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Boral’s net profit after tax for 2HFY2016 was 12 per cent ahead of its result for 2HFY2015.

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Boral posts profits ahead of increased activity

Boral directors are confident Australia’s construction materials and cement sales will continue to increase, after reporting stable results for the financial half year. 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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A drone is said to have captured evidence of a company allegedly contaminating a quarry.

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Drone captures possible waste contamination

Photographs from a drone appear to have captured a company illegally filling an abandoned quarry with waste residue. 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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