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Greg Baumgart (left, Boral Australia) is the winner of the CCAA Health & Safety Innovation Award, presented by Chris Whiting MP (centre) with Peter Ambrose (Holcim Australia).

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Holcim, Boral Shine at Gala Awards Ceremony

Holcim Australia has bagged two of the three 2018 Queensland CCAA Innovation Awards to celebrate outstanding achievements across the construction materials industry. Read more »
Franklin’s owner Frank Beyette plans to transform a quarry (pictured) opposite his restaurant into an outdoor music venue. Photo by Robert Layman, Rutland Herald.

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Idle quarry mooted as a live music venue

An old marble quarry could become home to rock of a very different kind if plans by a restaurateur to transform it into an outdoor music venue succeed. Read more »
An illustration proposing the installation of a recycled oil rig as a visitor attraction at Scotland’s Rubislaw Quarry.

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Combined histories come alive with Aberdeen plan

An architect has conjured up an alternative vision for the disused Rubislaw Quarry in Aberdeen, Scotland, combining the region’s ‘history of granite with its more modern history of oil and gas’. Read more »
The AQA’s new chair Jared Johnston (left) and deputy Mike Higgins have vowed to overturn ECan's decision to introduce mandatory full-time dust monitoring at quarries in the Canterbury region.

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NZ industry poised for dust battle

To the dismay of the New Zealand extractive industry, a regulator on the South Island is set to enforce compulsory dust monitoring on quarries within 500m of residences. Read more »
The City of Albany has rejected an application to open a rehabilitated lime pit on Eden Road, in the Nullaki Peninsula (pictured).

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Firm ‘no’ from council for lime extraction

A lime pit proposal has been turned down for the second time by a Western Australian council, despite a statutory body’s order to the local authority to reconsider its decision. Read more »
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 »


 


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