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A government taskforce has been established to focus on the next phase of the anticipated resources boom.

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Federal Government commissions new resources statement

The mining and resources industry could benefit from a government taskforce created to cut red tape, attract more investment and build additional support for the sector. Read more »
The international presidents attended the opening of the IQ’s Quarry Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum. From left: IQ CEO James Thorne, Ir Lee Kam Fatt (IQ Malaysia), Miles Watkins (IQUK), Clayton Hill (IQA), Peter Morgan (IQNZ) and Alfred Chan (Hong Kong).

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'No one size solution ...' The International Presidents Round Table

In late 2017, Clayton Hill flew the flag for the IQA and Australia at a Round Table meeting of the International Presidents of the Institute of Quarrying. The meeting provided fascinating insights into the challenges and the opportunities for the extractive sector worldwide. 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 northern NSW quarry has been fined $15,000 for ‘inadequate’ erosion and sediment controls.

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Quarry fined for failed erosion controls

A New South Wales north coast quarry has been heavily fined after failing to satisfy the Environmental Protection Agency that it had implemented sufficient controls to protect the environment. Read more »
Middle Creek Quarries has requested to increase its extraction site to a maximum of 15ha.

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Tourist garden with clout endangers quarry expansion

A New South Wales quarry is in dispute with a neighbouring, privately owned tourist attraction about its plans to expand its footprint and operations. Read more »
The Newnes Junction Project will utilise rail transport for cartage of end product off-site.

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Iconic sandstone quarries on the market

From this month, a sandstone quarry in Queensland is set to go under the hammer while expressions of interest are sought for investment in one of New South Wales’ largest sand mining projects. Read more »
The Gold Coast’s largest quarry will potentially be turned into a landfill site. Image courtesy: Gold Coast Bulletin.

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Gold Coast quarry to become landfill site

The Gold Coast’s largest quarry will potentially be turned into a privately operated landfill site after a development application was filed with the city council. Read more »
Sixty per cent of NZ quarry supervisors have not updated their certificates of competence.

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Supervisors fail verbal safety exam

According to industry groups, 60 per cent of New Zealand quarry supervisors are failing an exam that certifies them to safely run a site. Read more »
The proposed sand extraction site at Forest Glen, Sunshine Coast. Image courtesy: <em>The Queensland Times News</em>.

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Denied sand operator lodges appeal

An extractive operator has announced it is appealing a decision by the Sunshine Coast Council that rejected its application to build a sand quarry operation. Read more »
Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 applies to the excavators, bulldozers, loaders and trucks used on quarry sites.

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Personnel urged to familiarise with changes to fire safety standards

Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment has recently been revised to promote improved fire safety. Read more »
A 61-year-old driver died after his dump truck rolled over in Plumpton on 23 May. Image courtesy: ABC News.

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Workplaces urged to scrub up on safety

A state safety watchdog has urged workplaces to prioritise safety after a record year for fatalities in 2016. Read more »
The Chaco Canyon national monument once contained massive multi-storey Pueblos utilising stone and timber – but was abandoned after 300 years.

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Are you sustainably managing your resources?

Resource sustainability has been a continuous issue for mankind throughout time – and is just as relevant today. David Cilento explains why resource sustainability continues to be anongoing concern and why quarry operators must also take a lead in the public debate and conserve their own resources. Read more »


 


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