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The Wagner Group, which recently was listed on the ASX, has released its latest financial results.

Wagner reports increased earnings

The Wagner Group, the Toowoomba-based family building materials company, has announced that its profit and earnings have significantly increased in the first half of 2018. Read more »
Boral’s hefty global profits for the second half of 2017 have been largely attributed to the success of Boral Australia.

Homefront success underpins Boral’s increased global earnings

Australia’s “strong operating results” have largely contributed to Boral Limited’s significant increase in profits in the second half of 2017. Read more »
A photography exhibition specifically dedicated to quarries has recently gone on display.

Art exhibition pays tribute to quarries

An international photographer’s ‘fascination’ with quarries has recently been exhibited at a contemporary art gallery in the US. Read more »
Fossils that were found in a quarry in the 20th century have recently been identified as a new species of reptile over 200 million years old.

200 million year old species found in quarry

Fossilised remains discovered in an idle limestone pit in Wales nearly 70 years ago have recently been identified as a new species of ancient reptile. Read more »
The proposed 170ha site is located in Templeton, west of Christchurch.	 Image courtesy: Stuff News.

New site proposal sparks additional dust concerns

Plans to open a quarry near a site that had allegedly tested positive for high quantities of respirable silica dust has heightened concerns for the local community. Read more »
A tribunal has refused plans to build a visitor centre at a disused granite quarry. Image courtesy: BBC.

Setback to visitor centre plans

An owner’s plans to turn a historic granite quarry into a heritage centre has been denied by a tribunal, effectively putting on the rocks plans years in the making. Read more »
The surface of Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit for its F1 Grand Prix derives from the same greywacke aggregate being studied to understand how life could occur on other planets.

Formula One aggregates point to life on Mars

Rocks that originated from a quarry in England’s south-west are currently being studied to help scientists understand how life could occur on other planets. Read more »
Sixty-six years on, the son of a miner killed in an accident has erected a monument in his memory. Image courtesy: The Mirror.

A memorial 66 years in the making

A group of men who did not survive a mining accident 66 years ago have been honoured with a monument launched in their names. Read more »
A luxury quarry hotel is expected to open mid-2018. Image courtesy: China Plus.

Sneak peak of luxury quarry hotel

A five-star luxury hotel that has been embedded into a deep, disused quarry’s rock face has been unveiled ahead of its anticipated May 2018 opening. Read more »
How a proposed ‘eco’ residential dwelling transformed from an abandoned stone quarry may look upon completion.

'Eco’ quarry house nominated for award

An architectural firm that has submitted a proposal to design an ‘eco’ house built within an existing quarry void has subsequently been nominated for a prestigious design award. Read more »
The art deco Empire Theatre, in Toowoomba, was a “welcome change from the usual cold and uninviting convention centres”.

Toowoomba meeting showcases growth, new talent

IQA has hailed its 60th annual conference in Toowoomba as a great success that showcased the region’s infrastructure growth and utilised local support and talent. Damian Christie highlights the key moments. Read more »
Canadian researchers have developed spray-on, quake-resistant concrete. Image courtesy: UBC.

‘Earthquake-resistant’ concrete developed

New spray-on cement may hold the key to earthquake-proofing existing buildings, researchers in Canada have proposed. Read more »


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