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

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.

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.

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 »
The Barro Group has applied to extract more than one million tonnes of rock a year from Burrum Quarry on the Sunshine Coast. Image courtesy: Sunshine Coast Daily.

State-owned quarry awaits decision on expansion

A quarry owned and operated by the state of Queensland for more than 40 years has handed over the operational reigns to a local company that has requested permission to expand operations. Read more »
Mining company Adani has secured land to build multiple quarries leading up to its Carmichael coal mine project.

International mining company secures land for multiple quarries

Multinational miner Adani has recently secured land to develop up to six quarries that could provide construction materials for infrastructure at its central Queensland Carmichael mine and rail project. Read more »
Bowers Quarry is located in England’s southern coast and will host a monument dedicated to biodiversity. Image courtesy: Albion Stone.

Tourist attraction to open on active site

More than a decade after being approved, an innovative tourist monument is set to open at a stone quarry and mine site in 2020. Read more »
The idle Bridge Street Quarry is the site of the proposed Quarry Gardens in Toowoomba.

Quarry Gardens plan revived after decade in wilderness

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has committed $250,000 towards a feasibility study to transform an idle quarry on the outskirts of Toowoomba into first-class parkland. Read more »
Figure 1. A drone’s-eye view of Winstone Aggregates’ Flatop Quarry, in Auckland, New Zealand.

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SmartConstruction in practice

The Komatsu SmartConstruction program unifies multiple technology platforms to provide customers with integrated product, service and support solutions across the life of a project. Aaron Marsh discusses some of the initial work done in the field. Read more »
Breakers operating at several hundred blows per minute can release energy of more than 10,000 joules.

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No mercy for oversize rocks

Glen Macdiarmid will present on how hydraulic breakers using variable speed technology can have significant cost savings on operators’ plant and equipment. Ahead of his presentation, he outlines the productivity gains for operators that use breakers on fractured and semi-fractured rock. Read more »
Komatsu personnel recently undertook remote pilot licence training. From left: Ken Suzuki, Scott Jamieson, Ramesh Muruganandan, Aaron Marsh, Ralph Goad and Bart Genson.

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Earthmoving supplier takes an aerial view of site surveying

Six Komatsu Australia in-house pilots recently received their “wings” as certified drone operators, allowing them to provide aerial site surveying services over ground-based alternatives. Read more »
Komatsu’s Skycatch high precision drones are an economical alternative to ground-based surveys.

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Kiwi contractor, quarry benefit from complimentary drone survey

C&R Developments is a civil earthworks and bulk earthmoving contractor in Cambridge, in Waikato, New Zealand. Read more »

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Marketing lessons for the extractive industry

Sand and stone may be the ‘life blood’ of the Australian aggregates industry but the ways and means that these products are marketed to customers can be vital for growing enterprises. Aaron Savage and Ben Yong discuss some of the fundamental methods that are being ignored. Read more »


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