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Brown’s Lime Quarry in New Zealand has a “distinct market advantage” over other lime quarries in the area. Photo courtesy of

“Green” quarry up for sale

A quarry that boasts an environmentally friendly product and opportunities for further expansion is being offered for sale. Read more »
The Gunnedah Quarry Products quarry has received approval to increase its extraction rate and expand its project area.

Blue metal quarry expansion may hit legal wall

A blue metal quarry has received approval to expand but the local council is considering legal action following alleged breaches of consent.  Read more »
Daracon Group has been fined for operating the Buttai Quarry earlier than its approved start time of 6:00am.

Quarry penalised for early operation

A quarry has been fined for operating outside of its approved hours, leading a statutory body to reiterate the importance of complying with environmental licences. Read more »
PriceWaterhouseCoopers and beyondblue have examined how employee mental health conditions impact on productivity and participation across a range of industries.

Businesses to gain from workplace mental health

A new report on workplace mental health suggests that quarry operators looking to reduce costs would benefit from paying more attention to the wellbeing of their employees.  Read more »
NSK has been fined for fixing prices for bearings in Australia.

$3 million fine for bearings price fixing

A bearings supplier has been ordered to pay penalties after it was discovered to be colluding with two other companies to fix prices.  Read more »
Queensland Deputy Premier Seeney has called in the Holcim quarry application due to the complexity of the proposed development.

Holcim proposal to be reviewed by state government

The future of a Holcim quarry proposal will now be decided by state government after it was recently “called in”. Read more »
AiG chief executive Innes Willox is optimistic that construction activity will be buoyed by infrastructure investment from federal and state governments.

Decline anticipated in construction

Despite the Federal Budget’s commitment to increasing infrastructure development, a new report has indicated that overall construction activity is likely to decline, which could result in decreased demand for quarry products. Read more »
According to Master Builders Australia, the building and construction industries appear to be on the road to a “sustained recovery”.

Confidence up for building, construction

A recovery in the building and construction industries is good news for the quarrying industry, with business confidence across these sectors the highest it has been in six years. Read more »
CMIC 2014 will include an exhibition open day which will showcase the latest quarrying products and services.

CMIC 2014 to look at operational efficiency

This year’s Construction Materials Industry Conference will be focusing on improving operational efficiency in the face of Australia’s current challenging business climate. Read more »
It is unlikely that the Government’s fuel excise increase will have a direct impact on costs to quarrying in the way it has for other industries such as mining.

Quarries set to benefit from the Budget

In what appears to be good news for the quarrying industry, the 2014–15 Federal Budget has shifted Australia’s financial focus back to developing infrastructure. Read more »
Up to 40 workers at Penrice Soda’s Angaston quarry face an uncertain future.

New buyer sought for lime producer

Administrators are confident that the embattled Penrice Soda Holdings, which placed itself into voluntary administration last month, can attract a new buyer. Read more »
This is the largest quarry equipment and demonstration show in the world with more than 17,000 attendees and around 450 exhibitors.

Hillhead to showcase world’s best plant, equipment

Organisers have announced an impressive line-up of quarrying machinery and equipment for Hillhead 2014. Read more »


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