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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 »
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 »
Outdoor theatre performances will be taking place in a heritage-listed quarry early next month.

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Heritage-listed quarry to host outdoor theatre

A celebrated Shakespeare play will be ‘brought to life’ in a heritage-listed Victorian quarry. Read more »
The runway at the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, near Toowoomba, has utilised low carbon geopolymer concrete.

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Zero carbon emission cement touted for local industry

A new report by a local climate change think tank has detailed how Australia could ‘wipe out’ emissions from cement within the next decade. Read more »
MinEx is seeking to dispel community concerns over harmful levels of RCS in quarry dust emissions. Image courtesy: <a href="https://www.prpower.com.au/case-studies/dust-control-quarry/" target="_blank">PRPower</a>

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Silicosis concerns groundless, says extractive industry chief

Recent elevated concern about the presence of crystalline silica in quarry dust samples has prompted the New Zealand extractive industry’s national safety body to address the matter directly. Read more »
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 tribunal has refused plans to build a visitor centre at a disused granite quarry. Image courtesy: BBC.

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Setback to visitor centre plans

An owner’s plans to turn a historic granite quarry into a heritage centre has been denied by a tribunal, effectively putting on the rocks plans years in the making. Read more »


 


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