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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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. Subscription required. Read more >>
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For extractive operators, initial cost pressures can make non-OEM spare parts for slurry pumps more attractive than genuine parts.

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The risks of using replicator spare parts on slurry pumps

Replicating spare parts for slurry pumps is a serious issue in the extractive materials industry, for both solutions providers and the operators who utilise them. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Norwell, better known for its sugar cane produce, will soon be home to a 90ha sand quarry.

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From sugar cane to sand: Council clears project

A controversial sand quarry development has been given the green light, despite more than 130 objections from residents. Read more >>
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The primary method of extraction would involve a combination of blasting and excavators.

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Large-scale quarry to ‘stimulate growth’

An application has been lodged for a large-scale quarry that could stimulate economic expansion of the local area. Read more >>
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A 23kg flyrock fell 17m and bounced off a front end loader’s bucket arm and through the windscreen into the cab.

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Warning after loader operator hit by 23kg rock

A safety alert has been issued after a large rock fell from a blasted quarry face and smashed through a windscreen, injuring a worker. Read more >>
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Mount Coot-tha quarry has been operational since 1919 and produces more than 400,000 tonnes of asphalt aggregate per annum.

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Residents rail against century-old quarry

Residents living near a council-owned quarry say blasting at the site has damaged their homes, causing property values to drop. Read more >>
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Site managers in NZ without current Certificates of Competency could be jobless by 31 December.

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Quarry jobs at risk over OHS requirements

Time is running out for a nation’s quarrying, mining and contracting site managers to meet new health and safety requirements, according to industry groups. Read more >>
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