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Acton Quarry in Ontario has received what is said to be the world’s first social and environmental responsibility certificate.

Quarry receives ‘world first’ responsibility certificate

The global quarry industry appears to be increasing its focus on sustainability, with one quarry receiving what is said to be the world’s first social and environmental responsibility certification. Read more »
The new library features a drill core viewing area.

New rock drill core library opens

A newly constructed, state of the art facility will soon provide access to more than 100 years of geological information. Read more »
The new CCAA webpages include a range of resources that can be used in discussions with communities and stakeholders.

New quarry resource to improve community engagement

A new resource has been launched to help quarry operators educate stakeholders and the wider public on the role of the industry. Read more »
Spoil will be transported from the NorthConnex project to Hornsby Quarry from October.

Spoil to fill quarry void from October

A timeline has been established for a major spoil management project that will progressively fill an old quarry over a period of more than two years. Read more »
Researchers compared 50 samples from the Baia underwater city against eight white marble varieties sourced from the best Mediterranean marble quarries of the Roman era. Image courtesy: Michela Ricca et al.

Researchers uncover source of ancient marble

The cultural significance of an ancient Roman city has been highlighted by new research that identifies the source of its buildings’ marble. Read more »
The guide provides practical safety advice for quarry workers and contractors.

Guide launched to improve quarry site safety

A state government has launched a new set of guidelines designed to improve safety on quarry sites. Read more »
CCAA Queensland state director Aaron Johnstone (left) accompanied Queensland Minister for Public Works and Housing Mick de Brenni throughout the “quarry to concrete pour” tour.

Minister taken on ‘quarry to concrete pour’ tour

Cement Concrete Aggregates Australia recently organised a tour for a newly appointed Queensland minister to emphasise the construction materials industry’s significance within the state. Read more »
The 15-year plan outlines 78 recommendations for infrastructure reform and the updated priority list includes 93 projects.

New report calls for Australian infrastructure reform

A Federal Government agency has released a 15-year plan designed to guide the future of Australia’s infrastructure development. Read more »
Nineteen sand quarries were audited for compliance between May and August 2015.

Sand quarries achieve high compliance rate in audit

A surge in quarrying activity has led a state government department to audit sand quarries for compliance. Read more »
The quarry will help meet demand resulting from anticipated population growth.

High quality basalt quarry gains approval

A quarry operator has received approval to develop a key resource area estimated to contain more than 100 million tonnes of high quality aggregate material.  Read more »
SkillsDMC has been appointed as the interim IRC support organisation for the quarrying industry.

Selection process continues for quarry training body

The Federal Government has selected several organisations to operate under its new VET model but the quarry industry is yet to find out who will spearhead its formal education. Read more »
Boral recorded a 31 per cent profit increase for the first half of the 2016 fiscal year.

Boral weathers industry ‘period of transition’

New South Wales’ strong residential building market has helped lift Boral’s first half profits, despite the Australian construction materials sector being in a “period of transition”. Read more »


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