Infrastructure priority list promises record investment

Infrastructure Australia has released their priority list for 2021, with a record number of new investments included across the country.

Integrated machine control bolsters hazardous rock face

When New Zealand contractor Fulton Hogan was awarded a contract to remediate a steep, unstable rock face overlooking the Port of Otago, it faced a number of challenges to deliver the project safely, within a tight budget, and in a highly visible location.

Infrastructure priority list promises record investment

Infrastructure Australia has released their priority list for 2021, with a record number of new investments included across the country.

Toowoomba quarry gardens enters pre-planning stage

The Toowoomba region council has begun geotechnical analysis on the proposed site of its Bridge Street Quarry, shining light at the end of a 20-year tunnel to get the plans off the ground.

Metallica increases silica sand at Cape Flattery

Metallica Minerals have announced a significant 298 per cent increase to its resources at the Cape Flattery silica sand project in far north Queensland.

Industry leaders rally to decarbonise mining

South32, OZ Minerals and IGO are among the mining companies that have initiated the Electric Mine Consortium to reduce scope one and two carbon emissions in mining operations.

Australian housing activity hits new highs, latest PCI reports

The latest results from the Australian performance of construction index indicated housing activity has reached an all-time high, as overall COVID-19 recovery continued.

Geared for individual purpose: SEW-EURODRIVE introduces Generation X.e gear units

“There are a number of features that make the Generation X.e unique, but what makes it exceptional is that we …
The new Caterpillar 657 wheel tractor-scraper. Source: Caterpillar

A scraper adapted for quarrying applications

  Primarily used for earthmoving in coal, civil construction or agricultural applications, the wheel tractor-scraper is being adapted for quarrying …

Wombat rock site cements two-decade relationship

  A Victorian southwest coast quarry has steadily grown its relationship with a major OEM, hailing clever design, fuel efficiency …

Sand quarry secures a ‘peerless’ solution

  A collaboration between two suppliers has enabled a quarry in Victoria to introduce a suitable air compressor for its …
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Feeder stacker boosts efficient stockpiling for projects on the move

McCloskey's new feeder stacker offers enhanced manoeuvrability through its innovative design.

NSW launches taskforce to boost construction materials manufacturing

A new Manufacturing Renewables Taskforce aims to drive the use of New South Wales materials and support local manufacturers.

VRX Silica locks in silica sand mining leases

VRX Silica has been granted mining leases for its Arrowsmith North and Arrowsmith Central silica sand projects in Western Australia.

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Toowoomba quarry gardens enters pre-planning stage

The Toowoomba region council has begun geotechnical analysis on the proposed site of its Bridge Street Quarry, shining light at the end of a 20-year tunnel to get the plans off the ground.

Pilbara chert the key to life on Mars

  The search for life on Mars has taken a huge step forward, with NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance touching down …

Stonehenge bluestone origin a step closer

  The original location of Stonehenge has been pinpointed to a Welsh hillside, a study published by Cambridge University Press …

Mineral from Mars found in Antarctic ice

Researchers in Antarctica have stumbled upon traces of jarosite, a mineral commonly found on Mars, which might confirm theories suggesting there is water on the red planet.

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Metso Outotec enhances on-site employee skillsets

Metso Outotec has announced its global training certification program for its field services professionals, which include employees operating at quarry sites.

Victorian Government encourages STEM training for women

  The Victorian Government is seeking to engage more women to work in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) jobs …

Historic granite quarry exhibition held in Eurobodalla

A photographic exhibition showing the history of Eurobodalla's granite quarries is on display at the Eurobodalla Libraries in New South Wales.

The Johari Window model: A feedback model of self-awareness

  The Johari Window model is a psychological test that sets out to improve self-awareness and relations within a group …

SA safety authority launches variations to mine managers regulations

  SafeWork South Australia has announced that effective from 2021, it will introduce additional mine manager competency requirements for quarry …