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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 »
The owner of a former quarry, located on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, is keen to reopen it for business. Image courtesy: Herald Sun.

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Bid to reopen former Victorian quarry

An operator has resumed efforts to reopen the Mornington Peninsula’s Pioneer quarry, after efforts to extend its permit were denied last year. Read more »
The Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards are now open for entries.

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Operators encouraged to apply for sustainability awards

Sustainable quarrying and construction materials businesses are encouraged to enter the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards, with peer and industry recognition on offer. 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 »
Bowers Quarry is located in England’s southern coast and will host a monument dedicated to biodiversity. Image courtesy: Albion Stone.

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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.

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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 »
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 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 »
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 »
Villa Maria’s award-winning McDiarmid Hill vineyard, as pictured from the entrance to Patutahi Quarry.

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Good neighbours: A story of fine wine and lime

It’s not often you come across a situation in which the quarry neighbour gratefully appreciates any dust coming their way. Alan Titchall explains. 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 »
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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