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Hanson Australia has announced it has acquired recycling aggregates company The Alex Fraser Group.

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Construction materials giant moves into the recycling industry

Building materials supplier Hanson Australia has acquired leading recycled aggregates producer the Alex Fraser Group in a move that will increase its presence in ‘aligned’ industries. Read more »
A road base made from recycled tyres has recently been tested with promising results at the University of Melbourne.

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Rolling towards new road base

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have recently heralded the significance of a project that has created road base from recycled tyres. Read more »
A request from Rindean Quarry’s operator to import 240,000 tonnes of fill has been denied. Image courtesy: The Daily Telegraph.

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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 »
University scientists have recently created a road surface out of discarded cigarette butts. Image courtesy: Huffington Post Australia.

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No butts about new construction applications

Construction workers may one day get to see their cigarette butts on display now that university researchers say they’ve found a way to create asphalt with discarded butts. 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 »
The RoXplorer drill rig is set to “revitalise” Australia’s mining industry.

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“Revolutionary” drill rig trials conducted

A new drilling rig system has undergone successful trials in South Australia, with the technology being described as having the capability to “revitalise” Australia’s mining and quarrying industries. 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 »
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 »
The LX1 and HX1 prototypes are said to represent the future of quarrying.

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Supplier debuts electric-powered prototypes

A manufacturer unveiled an electric quarry research project and futuristic equipment prototypes, including autonomous and electric-powered machines, at an international event. Read more »
Access to the site was restricted. Photo courtesy of Elenor Tedenborg and The Border Mail.

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Flood-hit quarry prompts safety alert

An emergency warning was issued after heavy floods reportedly breached a sand quarry, leading to concerns for the surrounding area. Read more »
Paul Wostov believes his technology could bore 10 times deeper than traditional drills. Image courtesy: Paul Rivenberg.

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This is not a drill: new tech “melts” rock

New technology that bores holes in rock by melting or vaporising it could one day provide an alternative to traditional drilling, according to researchers. Read more »
Professor Arul Arulrajah (left) and PhD student Teck-Ang Kua, Swinburne University,  test coffee grounds in the laboratory.

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Recycled coffee grounds an unlikely binder in road base

Could coffee ground waste play an unlikely role in the make-up of roads and highways? Professor Arul Arulrajah spoke to Damian Christie about the first phase of a project to use coffee ground waste as a substitute for Portland cement in creating an alternative road sub-base. Read more »


 


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