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Asia-Pacific held the largest share of the global aggregates market in 2013.

Asia-Pacific holds largest aggregates market share

A new global report has found that the largest regional market for construction aggregates last year was the Asia-Pacific. Read more »
The proposed Karuah East quarry will need to gain federal approval before it can proceed.

Threatened plant creates additional hurdle for quarry

Despite receiving state government approval earlier this year, a quarry proposal will be required to undergo federal assessment due to the presence of a “vulnerable” plant species at its site. Read more »
An aerial view of Bass Point Quarry, which will soon be undergoing an expansion.

Quarry expansion project a boon for local business

A major building materials supplier is currently looking to partner with local contractors in the expansion of its basalt quarry. Read more »
An operational quarry currently for sale has been generating “strong” interest.

Quarry generates interest among buyers

The real estate agent fielding the sale of a quarry – one of many that have been put on the market in the past year – has indicated that there has been “strong” interest from potential buyers. Read more »
Industry skills councils will no longer be the main developers of training packages following new VET reforms.

VET reforms signal end of industry skills councils

The Federal Government has announced a number of reforms to the Vocational Education and Training model, including the removal of industry skills councils as the principal developers of its training packages. Read more »
Boral’s water treatment system in Eagle Farm, Queensland.

Quarry innovations take out national EHS awards

The peak body for Australia’s heavy construction materials industry has recognised two innovations that have improved the environmental, health and safety standards at their respective sites. Read more »
Sustainability Victoria has called on councils to maximise the use of recycled aggregate in pavement construction.

State body makes case for recycled aggregate

Fears that virgin quarry resources may soon be exhausted has led a statutory body to appeal to local councils to use recycled material as a supplement in pavement construction. Read more »
North Coast TAFE industry services director Julie Board, All Excavations Training general manager Jeff Green, Tweed Shire Mayor Barry Longland, Tweed Shire Council general manager Troy Green and Council works manager Ian Kite at the Walls Quarry site.

Trainees to learn from quarry rehabilitation

A disused quarry will soon become the learning platform for a number of trainees as they begin work to rehabilitate the site. Read more »
A graph depicting Australia’s Global Competitiveness Index. Source: Ai Group.

Australia being ‘leap-frogged’ by global competitors

A new report has shown that Australia has fallen considerably in terms of global competitiveness, supporting recent comments made at CMIC14 that the nation needs to focus on improving its productivity. Read more »
More than 500 delegates attended CMIC14.

Industry conference puts productivity in focus

Quarry and construction professionals convened in Brisbane last week to discuss how to improve industry productivity at the 2014 Construction Materials Industry Conference. Read more »
Benedict Industries will convert a 22-hectare recycling facility in Moorebank into a high-tech marina.

Marine makeover for quarry site

The formal go-ahead has been granted to convert a quarry and its neighbouring industrial estate into a multi-million dollar, state of the art waterfront. Read more »
The JRPP’s approval means Dreamland Quarry’s expected working life should now exceed 25 years.

‘Dream’ outcome for granite quarry expansion

A joint regional planning panel has approved a quarry operation’s application to expand its extractive volume, products and boundaries, subject to conditions. Read more »


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