Nucrush quarry opens gates to public

On 29 October, from 1pm to 4pm, locals will get the chance to peek behind the scenes at the company?s hard rock quarry and concrete plant.

The open day forms part of Nucrush?s community relations strategy, which it calls its Good Neighbour Program. The company says it has been developing relationships with community groups, schools and residents of the Upper Coomera and Oxenford area over the last 40 years.

The day will include a guided bus tour of the pit, its crushing operation and concrete plant, plus a sausage sizzle and children?s activities including face-painting, creating concrete hand-prints and rock climbing,

?We hope that anyone interested in quarries, concrete plants and ?monster? machinery will come along and see the Nucrush Group operation and enjoy a fun, family afternoon, but they must wear enclosed footwear and unfortunately, cannot bring along pets,? explained Nucrush community relations manager, Lisa Heggie.

Heggie said Nucrush was the only company in the Gold Coast region to hold open days for the public, and that people are often surprised by what they find inside.

?The reaction from visitors is fantastic,? she said. ?Most people have never visited a quarry or concrete plant before and have little concept of the fundamental role that rock plays in the construction of roads and buildings such as homes, hospitals and schools.?

Besides its hard rock quarry in Upper Coomera, the company operates a pre-mixed concrete business with eight plants.

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