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The Victorian Planning Minister has agreed to a request to unilaterally assess an application for the possible reopening and expansion of an inactive site on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Minister overrules local council on application

Moves are afoot to expedite the reopening of a quarry in Victoria that could supply nearly one million tonnes of rock over seven decades. Read more »
The disused Bridge Street Quarry in Toowoomba was on the list of trade opportunities discussed on a week-long trade mission to New Zealand by a 70-strong Toowoomba Regional Council delegation.

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Trade mission highlights gardens project

Converting a century-old disused quarry into a botanical gardens modelled on a New Zealand tourist attraction has figured prominently in an international trade mission. Read more »
The Hornsby Quarry spoil management project (pictured) was recently in danger of collapse after boundary changes put the local council into deficit.

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Transformation project salvaged after hiccup

A project to transform a historic disused New South Wales quarry into a premier parkland is back on track, after state funds “compensated” for the shrinking of a local council. Read more »
‘Dome Rising’, one of Katomski’s sculptures, utilising marble from the Vermont Quarry Project.

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Art gives defunct quarries new life

A US artist has breathed new life into disused quarries through her exhibition of collages, sketches and watercolours. Read more »
The proposed Sutton Forest quarry project will be on a site spanning 67 hectares.

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Planning panel to review ambitious sand project

An independent planning panel is set to review a NSW Southern Highlands application that could produce 29 million tonnes of concrete, tiling and mortar sand for the Sydney market. Read more »
The Queensland Government will introduce a levy on waste stream materials, including C&D materials (pictured), from the beginning of 2019.

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Waste disposal levy to facilitate recycling

A new waste disposal levy in Queensland for major waste streams, including construction and demolition (C&D) material, is expected to kick in from early 2019. Read more »
The proposed footprint for Newcastle Sand’s Cabbage Tree Road Sand Quarry, in Williamtown, NSW.

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Appeal lodged against Williamtown sand quarry

Residents have lodged an appeal in the New South Wales Land and Environment Court against the approval of a $4.7 million sand mine in the Port Stephens area. Read more »
The idle Bridge Street Quarry is the site of the proposed Quarry Gardens in Toowoomba.

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International experts consult on Toowoomba gardens project

A New Zealand ‘quarry garden’ has been promoted as a ‘template’ for converting a disused Toowoomba site into botanical gardens. Read more »
More than 50 NSW members assemble at the entrance to WesTrac’s Tomago facility.

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Mines inspector calls for quarries to get ‘houses’ in order

The New South Wales Chief Inspector of Mines has called for quarries to “ensure you have your house in order” at a recent IQA branch seminar. Read more »
Remediation work is already proceeding on the 19ha Talbot Quarry site, in Oakleigh South.

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Bid to rezone former Oakleigh site

A Victorian government independent planning panel is considering a developer’s bid to rezone a former site in the south-east Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh. Read more »
A ruling on a quarry proposal in Canada poses some interesting questions for the industry at large. Image courtesy: <a href="https://bit.ly/2kdavkf" Target="_blank">Flicker | Blogtrepreneur</a>

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North American ruling poses questions for national sovereignty

A recent ruling that overturned a US company’s quarry application in Canada has raised concerns a free trade agreement allegedly ‘bypasses’ traditional sovereign law. Read more »
Boral will not be able to proceed with its Gold Coast quarry site after the Supreme Court quashed its appeal.

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Boral loses Supreme Court appeal

Boral’s four-year legal battle to proceed with a $2 billion hard rock quarry project has concluded, with its right to seek leave to appeal dismissed by the Queensland Supreme Court. Read more »


 


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