The Queensland EH&S Environmental Innovation Award (Extractive Industry), presented by Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia, was presented to Wolffdene Quarry manager Reno Fabretto.
Wolffdene quarry is located in the extractive industry precinct in the Yatala Enterprise Area Local Plan and extracts hard rock, natural gravel and different types of sands for use in construction.
Under Hanson?s program, only 20 per cent of the 543-hectare site is disturbed at any one time, with continuous replanting underway as work progresses.
As quarry benches drop down to reach their final boundaries, local trees including grevillea, acacia and eucalyptus varieties are planted along the worked out terminal faces.
The quarry has been operating for nearly three decades and injected approximately $13 million each year into the surrounding area, employing 30 local staff, up to 60 drivers and supporting 42 local businesses and consultants.
Wolffdene has supplied materials for many major projects in South East Queensland, including the number one runway at the Brisbane Airport, the Gateway Arterial road from Rochedale to the Gateway Bridge, the Gateway extension from Eight Mile Plains to Beaudesert Road, the Ipswich Motorway, the Clem 7 Tunnel and the Brisbane Airport Tunnel.
Source: Hanson Australia