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Sand quarrying on North Stradbroke Island will end to make way for an “eco-tourism hub”. Image courtesy: Sibelco Australia.

State govt muses end of region’s sand quarrying

A state government has proposed to end sand quarrying on an island that has been supported by the industry for more than 60 years. Read more »
Metro Quarry Group dismissed an employee that refused to uphold the Nyora sand quarry’s new site safety policies.

Tribunal decision backs quarry safety efforts

Australia’s workplace relations tribunal has backed a quarry operator’s decision to terminate the employment of a worker who flouted site safety policies. Read more »
The Queensland Government has allocated $300 million of its new State Infrastructure Fund to address “critical” road and rail upgrades.

New infrastructure plan to boost confidence

A state government has released its latest state infrastructure plan, which outlines a pipeline of projects that could improve investment confidence as well as several reform measures. Read more »
Apprenticeship and traineeship commencements and completions declined in the September 2015 quarter.

National apprentice, trainee numbers drop

Recent statistics show a decline in the number of people starting and completing apprenticeships and traineeships. Read more »
A chainsaw blade tipped with diamond cutting segments is one of the tools used to quarry Portland dimension stone. Image courtesy: <em>Dorset Echo.</em>

Urban encroachment doesn’t stop quarry

An innovative underground quarry operation has allowed valuable dimension stone to be extracted while urban life continues above. Read more »
The guide provides advice on how to effectively implement flexible work arrangements in the workplace.

New guide to help attract, retain female employees

A new resource has been released to help employers in male-dominated resource industries such as quarrying increase gender diversity within their workforces. Read more »
While globally US construction equipment exports declined, exports to Australia increased by 2.5 per cent. Image courtesy: AEM.

Australia bucks US equipment export decline

As US construction equipment exports declined almost 20 per cent globally last year, Australia continued to prove a strong market for American machines. Read more »
Lake Purdilla is estimated to contain 87 million tonnes of gypsum with 91 per cent purity.

Gypsum deposit offers high quarry potential

An exploration company is seeking an operator to quarry what is said to be a state’s largest undeveloped gypsum deposit. Read more »
A number of car chase scenes in <em>Mad Max: Fury Road</em> were filmed at the Penrith Lakes sand and gravel quarry.

Action film puts quarry on the red carpet

The final action-packed scenes of a film that recently won six Academy Awards were shot in an Australian quarry. Read more »
One of the awards will recognise a company that actively encourages female participation in the resources sector.

Awards to celebrate industry’s social contribution

Nominations have opened for an awards program designed to recognise mining and extractive companies that support communities, social inclusion and workforce diversity. Read more »
The decline in engineering work could be due to the winding down of the resources boom.

Residential up, engineering down in latest construction stats

Recent construction statistics have shown polarised activity over the last quarter of 2015, with residential building up and engineering construction down. Read more »
An ancient sand resource has been discovered at Stoney Pinch Quarry.

Quarry uncovers potential sand jackpot

A quarry operator has discovered an ancient sand resource at its site, which could potentially provide an economic boost for the region. Read more »


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