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The Orica site in total is almost the size of Melbourne’s CBD, although only half will be set aside for rezoning.

Chemical supplier gains rezoning permission

A new industrial precinct is on the cards after the approval of an application for the rezoning of land owned by explosives supplier Orica. Read more »
A 350m long by 100m wide landfill cell in an old quarry void at Boral Deer Park.

Locals rubbish Boral expansion plans

An application by Boral to expand a landfill site in its own backyard has brought on a flurry of protests from locals. Read more »
Three Australians won national recognition in the 2012 Quarry Life Awards. One of the winners chose tree-roosting for microbats (pictured).

Awards for biodiversity in quarries

Students, researchers and others interested in biodiversity are being encouraged to participate in the 2014 Quarry Life Awards. Read more »
The Queensland Deputy Premier has explained his reasons for approving the Mount Cotton Quarry expansion.

Report backs Mt Cotton Quarry

A state government has explained its reasons in a 603-page report for approving a controversial extension to a quarry operation. Read more »
Akhshtyr quarry is now accused of being a toxic landfill.

Sochi Olympics fails to meet “zero waste” pledge

Russia has promised that the Sochi Winter Olympics will be the cleanest games ever – but the reality is not living up to the hype. Read more »


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