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Latrobe Valley Sands is adopting a new excavation technique to increase output and water efficiency.

State govt funds quarry’s new excavation technique

A sand quarry has received government funding to support its expansion and transition to an excavation technique that would significantly reduce its water use. Read more »
The Hernani quarry has been approved to increase its extraction rate.

Quarry expansion approved despite ‘hysteria’

Despite community “hysteria”, a quarry has succeeded in gaining approval to increase its extraction rate. Read more »
The study showed woody debris could be critical for the recolonisation of rehabilitated mine sites.

Woody ‘clumps’ may improve quarry rehabilitation

Local research has indicated that woody material could play a part in helping reptiles and mammals successfully recolonise rehabilitated mine sites – including quarries. Read more »
Boral made a significant recovery from its losses last year with a 64 per cent profit increase.

Housing activity contributes to strong Boral comeback

Improving conditions in the residential construction sector have contributed towards a significant profit hike for Boral as it recovers from losses in 2013. Read more »
A number of international inspectors toured Farleigh Quarry, one of the safest quarries in Queensland.

Aussie quarry impresses international mine inspectors

A delegation of international inspectors gained insight into the operation of one of Australia’s safest quarries during a recent visit. Read more »
WA is currently developing new safety legislation that will be less prescriptive.

State puts site safety back into operator hands

A state government is currently developing new safety legislation that will place more responsibility on quarry operators to manage risks and hazards on their work sites. Read more »
CMIC14 has launched its first event app.

CMIC14 launches new app

Delegates attending this year’s Construction Materials Industry Conference in Brisbane will be able to better prepare for and organise themselves at the event using a new app. Read more »
The 2014 NSW Construction Materials Industry Dinner was attended by a record number of guests.

Quarries claim EH&S awards

Quarry industry innovation and best performance in the areas of environment, health and safety were recently recognised at a major industry dinner. Read more »
The Glen Innes Aggregates Quarry has presented a solution to the town’s water security problem.

Quarry improves water security for community

A local council that has been plagued by water security concerns for a number of years has found an innovative solution in the form of a quarry that could potentially “drought proof” its town. Read more »
A court found that better safety precautions could have prevented a quarry worker’s death.

Investigation of quarry worker death highlights safety

An investigation into the death of a quarry worker has highlighted the importance of safety on work sites. Read more »
Boral has appealed against a council’s decision to refuse its Reedy Creek quarry.

Boral to contest council decision in court

Boral has lodged an appeal for a proposed hard rock quarry which was rejected by the local council last month. Read more »
Black dye has been adopted in the UK to deter people from swimming in dangerous quarry lakes.

Dye used to deter quarry swimming

Dye has been adopted as a method for deterring people from the potentially deadly practice of swimming in disused quarries. Read more »


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