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A request from Rindean Quarry’s operator to import 240,000 tonnes of fill has been denied. Image courtesy: The Daily Telegraph.

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 »
Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 applies to the excavators, bulldozers, loaders and trucks used on quarry sites.

Personnel urged to familiarise with changes to fire safety standards

Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment has recently been revised to promote improved fire safety. Read more »
The seminar is in its third year and will cover key health and safety issues.

Quarry seminar to address key health, safety issues

An upcoming seminar is taking a proactive approach to tackling some of the quarry industry’s major health and safety issues. Read more »
A draft standard has now been created to help machinery operators manage mixed equipment fleets.

Draft industry standard for ‘mixed’ fleets to go global

A draft industry telematics standard that has been updated to help operators better manage their mixed equipment fleets will soon be submitted for consideration as a globally recognised standard. Read more »
Whether you can successfully raise the tonnage of your operation via Section 96 is dependent on whether it would be ruled to be still substantially the “same development”.

Flying under the radar

Are there more subtle, less time-intensive and less bureaucratic ways of receiving approvals for changes to a development consent? And if so, how should they be pursued? Gary Peacock gives some advice to Mandy-Parry Jones. Read more »
Under changes to red tape, a motor vehicle such as a loader will be redefined as anything capable of travelling at speeds of at least 10km/h.

Red tape repeal for hire industry

The Federal Government held its first red tape repeal day last week to simplify 8000 regulations, including a national register for plant and equipment.  Read more »
Boral’s Reedy Creek quarry will now go ahead after intervention by the Queensland Government.

Minister grants go-aheads to quarries

Despite community and local council opposition, approvals for the Reedy Creek and the Mt Cotton quarries have been granted. Read more »
WorkSafe Victoria has released a new guide - Preventing falls from earthmoving equipment January 2012.

WorkSafe launches fall prevention guide

WorkSafe Victoria has released a new guide - Preventing falls from earthmoving equipment January 2012 - that focuses on falls during on-site inspection, maintenance and repairs. Read more »
Business investment in New Technologies is based on a survey of 540 business CEOs in the construction, manufacturing and services sectors.

Construction industry invests in new technologies

The Australian Industry Group and Deloitte have released a joint report that examines business investment in new technologies over the past three years. 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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