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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 »
Situated at 184 Yeppoon Road, the Yeppoon Road Quarry is currently appealing changes related to its DA.

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Decision approved, reneged, appealed

A quarry operator that had been granted permission to expand its operations has lodged an appeal in the Planning and Environment Court after additional conditions were imposed. Read more »
Kiama Municipal Council is hoping to transform an idle quarry into a BMX and bike park. Image courtesy: Illawarra Mercury.

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Quarry riding towards BMX bike project

A local government has announced its intentions to rehabilitate an abandoned quarry into a BMX track and bike park. Read more »
A request from Rindean Quarry’s operator to import 240,000 tonnes of fill has been denied. Image courtesy: The Daily Telegraph.

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Sand operator denied fill request

A quarry operator’s request to import around a quarter of a million tonnes of fill for a four-week construction project has been refused by a government planning panel. Read more »


 


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