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The “black ban” on Boral has ended with the CFMEU agreeing to pay a $4 million settlement sum.

Union settles with Boral over ‘black ban’

Boral has reached a settlement agreement with a union, ending a “black ban” that allegedly cost its concrete business millions of dollars in revenue. Read more »
The new prime minister indicated that road and mass transit infrastructure projects would be assessed on equal terms.

New ministry ‘reinvigorates’ construction materials agenda: CCAA

The appointment of a new prime minister and the subsequent reshuffling of the federal ministry could be a potential boon for the quarrying industry, with Australia showing a renewed focus on infrastructure. Read more »
The Penrith Lakes quarry team recently farewelled its last truck of sand and gravel. Credit: Phil Rogers, Penrith Press.

Next redevelopment phase begins for century-old quarry

A major quarry operator that has been progressively rehabilitating its site as part of an innovative redevelopment program has delivered its last load. Read more »
Sibelco is seeking a property developer to purchase its Lilydale quarry.

Buyer sought for quarry ahead of redevelopment

A quarry operator is seeking a buyer for its limestone operation ahead of the site’s proposed redevelopment into a residential hub. Read more »
The fully operational model crushes actual quarried stone sourced from a local site. Image credit: The Advocate.

Working model quarry delights young and old

A working model of a quarry will be exhibited next month, providing the general public with an accessible way to understand the extractive industries. Read more »
The Northern Connector is expected to save up to seven minutes of travel time and reduce costs for the transport industry.

‘Game-changing’ project to reduce transport time

The Federal Government has teamed up with a state government to deliver a major road project that is expected to reduce heavy vehicle transport times. Read more »
(L–R) IQA general manager Paul Sutton, RAMHP consultant Di Gill, IQA Central West sub-branch chairman Mitchell Bland, and Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health director of community programs Trevor Hazell.

Mental health issues strike a chord with quarry managers

A recent IQA sub-branch event has helped several quarry managers improve their understanding of mental health in the workplace. Read more »
The first annual Environmental Management Seminar was attended by more than 100 people.

Positive reception for new quarry enviro event

A new industry event has shone a spotlight on environmental management and innovation in the quarrying and heavy construction materials sectors. Read more »
The WA Government has allocated $10 million towards a C&D recycling incentive scheme. Photo courtesy of the Alex Fraser Group.

State govt launches C&D recycling scheme

A new incentive scheme means quarry operators could soon tap into millions of dollars of state government funding to support their recycling operations. Read more »
Asteroid mining could potentially be a lucrative business worth trillions of dollars.

Asteroid mining not that far away: Sandvik

A major quarry equipment supplier has suggested that the idea of mining resources in space may not be as far off or fantastical as we once thought. Read more »
Lilydale quarry will shut down later this year, ahead of its intended 2016 closure.

Quarry to close early due to ‘flat’ market

A quarry that has been operating for more than a century will be closed earlier than planned due to unfavourable market conditions. Read more »
More than 100 quarrying professionals, including international visitors, attended the inaugural Q-Pit event.

Live demos, test drives a hit at Q-Pit

A recent industry event featuring live equipment demonstrations within an operating quarry has attracted strong local and international interest. Read more »


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