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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 »
An idle quarry (pictured in green) with more than 100 years of history will potentially be converted into a retirement village.

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Old timer quarry to make way for retirement village

A proposal to transform an idle quarry and brickworks into a large-scale retirement village is currently in the works. Read more »
After much protest from nearby Mayfield Gardens, Middle Creek Quarries’ expansion plans have been approved.

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Site wins approval after opposition from nearby garden attraction

Three years after submitting its original application, an extractive operator is 'relieved' and ready to begin its site expansion. Read more »
A government taskforce has been established to focus on the next phase of the anticipated resources boom.

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Federal Government commissions new resources statement

The mining and resources industry could benefit from a government taskforce created to cut red tape, attract more investment and build additional support for the sector. Read more »
Amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law will come into effect in mid-2018.

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Heavy vehicle law amendments approved

Amendments to a harmonised national law, to be introduced next year, are expected to affect around 165,000 companies nationwide, including some quarrying and aggregates producers. 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 »
A request from Rindean Quarry’s operator to import 240,000 tonnes of fill has been denied. Image courtesy: The Daily Telegraph.

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Sand operator denied fill request

A quarry operator’s request to import around a quarter of a million tonnes of fill for a four-week construction project has been refused by a government planning panel. Read more »


 


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