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Flexco’s Bowen Basin territory manager Barry Stonebridge and Queensland sales manager Phil Dreghorn at the QME exhibition in Mackay.

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Belt maintenance supplier a ‘hit’ with expo attendees

Industry supplier Flexco was amongst more than 230 exhibitors at the Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition in Mackay last month. Read more »
According to the The Mining Matrix, the image of mining is one of the four core trends that can help restore pride in the industry.

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Report urges mining to ditch its ‘dirty’ image

A think tank has called for the overhauling of the ‘dirty image’ in mining – and by extension quarrying – as a way out of the social impasse that is stifling growth and productivity. Read more »
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 »
Young Members Network delegates on international study tour of New Zealand with co-ordinator Carl Morandy and host quarry manager Tom Jowsey (extreme left).

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Young Members complete NZ study tour

Young industry professionals from the Australian mainland have recently enjoyed a week of education and networking on New Zealand’s North Island. Read more »
The Ultralok teeth system is just one of ESCO’s short-cycle consumables, such as teeth, shrouds, adaptors, blades and locking systems.

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Weir to spread ESCO’s service wings through merger

The acquisition of a century-old company specialising in cutting edge ground engaging tools will enable it to diversify globally, according to its new owner. 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 »
International Presidents' Forum (from left): Steve Davis (MC), Alfred Chan (IQ Hong Kong), Lazarus Meko (IQ Southern Africa), Clayton Hill (IQA), Peter Morgan (IQ NZ), Miles Watkins (IQ UK), and Ir Lee Kam Fatt (IQ Malaysia).

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Fund unveiled to assist the international industry

The concept of an ‘international presidents’ fund’ has been announced following a recent meeting of the international Institute of Quarrying presidents in Hamilton, New Zealand. 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 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 »


 


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