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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).

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 »
In beach replenishment, a dredge off-shore will normally pump a water sand slurry through large pipes onto the beach.

Where the sand meets the sea

Natural sand is a diminishing resource around the world, but still in enormous demand. The dwindling of sand supplies is most noticeable on beaches worldwide. Bill Langer discusses how onshore sand quarries may in the future provide some salvation for preserving and rehabilitating our shrinking coastlines. Read more »
The Gold Coast’s largest quarry will potentially be turned into a landfill site. Image courtesy: Gold Coast Bulletin.

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 young quarry professionals were given a tour of Fulton Hogan’s Tynong Quarry in Victoria.

‘Pit to Road’ event educates young professionals

A recent IQA-hosted event offered young quarry professionals a look at the full aggregate supply chain – from the material’s extraction at a quarry to its use in the laying of a new road. Read more »
Residents are protesting Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s plans for a landfill near Arthurs Seat.

More controversy for new Peninsula tip

The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is pushing ahead with plans for a tip near Arthurs Seat, despite fervent opposition from residents. Read more »
Six companies are disputing the application of the carbon tax on alternative waste treatments.

Waste recovery operators hit by carbon tax

The waste management and recycling industry, which should be booming under the carbon tax, is perversely being hit hard, according to waste recovery operators.
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Kayasand is able to produce a well shaped evenly graded sand from surplus crusher dust.

Dry processing plant delivers quality sand

The Kemco V7 dry processing plant, manufactured by Kayasand, is a closed circuit crushing and screening plant, including a VSI, an air screen and a dust collector.
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The publication "Guidelines on Quarry Rehabilitation" has been published by the WBCSD.

Guidelines on Quarry Rehabilitation published

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) publication “Guidelines on Quarry Rehabilitation” has been released. It offers practical guidance on managing the impact of quarrying and provides direction on the principles of quarry rehabilitation. Read more »
 11 stockpiles of illegally dumped waste were found on the site, each up to one and a half metres high, with no barrier between the trash and the water in the pit.

Illegal dumping in quarry costs $1.4 million

A New South Wales council will shell out over $1.4 million for illegally dumping waste in a local quarry.  Read more »

Automating energy and emissions monitoring can be incorporated across all facets of manufacturing.

Facing the future of carbon with sustainability

The impending carbon price has contributed to lively debate. However, managing energy and emissions with long-term, sustainable solutions may provide win–win outcomes for many industries, argues Michael Loke. Read more »
A detailed carbon inventory will reduce costs.

Company records of carbon inventories inefficient

With a carbon tax looming, there are signs that organisations have insufficient mechanisms to disclose their carbon footprints. Read more »


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