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‘Hard Rock’ quarry up for sale


Colliers International is selling ‘Hard Rock Quarry’ in Dalby, a key supplier of basalt in Queensland’s Darling Downs region. 

Hard Rock Quarry is situated on a freehold title across 121ha (circa 300 acres) and will be sold alongside several assets including a weighbridge, crushing plant, office administration building, a soil test laboratory, a two-bedroom accommodation unit and other staff facilities.

Supplying high-quality basalt product, the quarry has previously been linked to state government works. 

Basalt is commonly used in construction, with crushed basalt being utilised in road base, concrete aggregate, and asphalt pavement aggregate applications. 

“Hard Rocky Quarry is registered with Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads for roads in that region,” Colliers International’s Agribusiness Manager Trenton Hindman told Quarry. 

Hindman, along with Colliers Queensland State Chief Executive Simon Beirne, are marketing the asset.

“It’s basically a walk-in, walk-out including fixed plant and equipment, which includes infrastructure for crushing and screening to process the basalt products,” Hindman said. 

The Hard Rock Quarry has a reserve of 50 million tonnes that will help supply a pipeline of aggregates to major infrastructure projects in areas such as the Surat Basin. With the Federal and State Governments both ramping up infrastructure works across the state, the demand for quarry resources is set to rise. 

“There is a lot of anticipation around more infrastructure spending in Queensland moving forward,” Hindman added. 

The quarry also has links to other major infrastructure projects in the Darling Downs, such as Inland Rail. 

“This asset is intrinsically linked to major infrastructure development projects on the Darling Downs including the Inland Rail, the railway construction project extending from Melbourne to Queensland along a route west of the Great Dividing Range,” Beirne said. 

Hard Rock Quarry is a sale by tender, with a conforming application required by Thursday 13 August, 2020 at 4pm.

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