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Oberon Quarries has applied to extend its life to meet increasing demand.

Quarry seeks to extend life as demand heats up

A council has welcomed an application to extend the life of a local quarry in order to meet the increasing demand resulting from the depletion of neighbouring operations. Read more »
The Victorian Government has abolished the building and construction code of practice which some fear may lead to an increase in unlawful union activity and construction costs.

Construction code of practice scrapped

A state government has abolished a building and construction code of practice in a move that may have negative flow-on effects for the quarrying industry. Read more »
The Friends, Foes & Super Heroes exhibition was sculpted using 3500 tonnes of brickie’s loam from Aidan J Graham Quarries.

Sculptors get creative with quarried sand

A quarry has secured more than a decade of business from an unlikely customer – a sand sculpting event. Read more »
BMI Group has begun a draining operation at Pine Mountain Road Quarry in Mount Gravatt.

Disused quarry begins rehab with draining operation

The owner of a disused quarry that has been earmarked for residential development has kicked off rehabilitation works. Read more »
Daracon has started surveying roads for its Martins Creek Quarry Extension Project EIS.

Quarry operator prepares EIS for proposed expansion

A quarry operator has started surveying roads around the site as it prepares to lodge an environmental impact statement for a proposed expansion project. Read more »
The mortars used in Imperial Roman structures such as the Colosseum have been found to be more durable than their modern counterparts, and to have a smaller carbon footprint.

Ancient Roman mortar formula to improve modern concrete

So, what did the Romans ever do for us? Well, the mortar used in ancient Roman monuments could hold the key to developing more resilient and environmentally-friendly concrete, according to new research. Read more »
The IQA is inviting abstract submissions for its annual national conference in October.

Abstracts invited for 2015 IQA conference

The IQA is encouraging abstract submissions for its 58th national conference, to be held in Adelaide in October this year. Read more »
Hutchison Quarries has gained approval to operate a second quarry at Greymare.

Sand, granite quarry gets stamp of approval

A new sand and decomposed granite quarry has gained approval from its local council to proceed. Read more »
2014 ended on a disappointing note for construction activity, with contraction experienced across all subsectors.

Construction industry recovery loses momentum

Despite signs the construction industry was starting to make a comeback from the decline in resource-related work, activity was down across all subsectors in December 2014. Read more »
The ACCC’s approval has cleared Boral and CSR to proceed with a brick joint venture.

Brick supplier joint venture to proceed

A joint venture between Australia’s two largest brick suppliers will proceed after getting the green light from the consumer watchdog. Read more »


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