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The Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards are now open for entries.

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Operators encouraged to apply for sustainability awards

Sustainable quarrying and construction materials businesses are encouraged to enter the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards, with peer and industry recognition on offer. Read more »
Outdoor theatre performances will be taking place in a heritage-listed quarry early next month.

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Heritage-listed quarry to host outdoor theatre

A celebrated Shakespeare play will be ‘brought to life’ in a heritage-listed Victorian quarry. Read more »
The runway at the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, near Toowoomba, has utilised low carbon geopolymer concrete.

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Zero carbon emission cement touted for local industry

A new report by a local climate change think tank has detailed how Australia could ‘wipe out’ emissions from cement within the next decade. Read more »
MinEx is seeking to dispel community concerns over harmful levels of RCS in quarry dust emissions. Image courtesy: <a href="https://www.prpower.com.au/case-studies/dust-control-quarry/" target="_blank">PRPower</a>

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Silicosis concerns groundless, says extractive industry chief

Recent elevated concern about the presence of crystalline silica in quarry dust samples has prompted the New Zealand extractive industry’s national safety body to address the matter directly. Read more »
Hanson Australia has announced it has acquired recycling aggregates company The Alex Fraser Group.

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Construction materials giant moves into the recycling industry

Building materials supplier Hanson Australia has acquired leading recycled aggregates producer the Alex Fraser Group in a move that will increase its presence in ‘aligned’ industries. Read more »
A tribunal has refused plans to build a visitor centre at a disused granite quarry. Image courtesy: BBC.

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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 »
A new report by Deloitte discusses the impact of renewable energy on the mining industry.

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New report on energy costs for mining industry

Mining companies have the opportunity to reduce energy costs by up to 50 per cent by implementing renewable energy systems, a new report by Deloitte states. Read more »
Academics at the ATSE/ISF symposium on legacy mines have urged the mining industry to improve its record on abandoned sites.

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Academia puts ‘legacy’ challenge to industry

An independent Australian organisation has concluded a conference on the environmental legacy of the mining industry, and discussed how the sector can ‘step up’ the management of abandoned mines. Read more »
A luxury quarry hotel is expected to open mid-2018. Image courtesy: China Plus.

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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.

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'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 »
A road base made from recycled tyres has recently been tested with promising results at the University of Melbourne.

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Rolling towards new road base

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have recently heralded the significance of a project that has created road base from recycled tyres. Read more »
A developer is set to transform a working quarry into a residential space.

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Working pit green lit for new development

A working granite quarry in Brisbane’s north-west will be phased out to make way for a multi-million dollar residential redevelopment. Read more »


 


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