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Crushing and screening contract awarded for Sunshine Coast quarries

Image Flat quarry


Black Cat Civil has received an $8.5 million contract for work at the Image Flat and Dulong quarries on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

The contract commences in early 2021 and will require Black Cat Civil to undertake mobile crushing and screening services for a two-year period.

Image Flat Quarry is operated by Sunshine Coast Quarry Services and provides road base, landscaping and rock products and crusher dust and contains rhyolite and basalt. The Dulong Quarry also contains rhyolite and basalt.

A Sunshine Coast Council spokesperson told Quarry 12 full-time staff and seven full time contractors work at the two council-owned quarries.

“Image Flat Quarry, the major quarry operation, has been operating since 1959. There is approximately 60-years remaining life, with 25-30 million tonnes in reserve. It provides rhyolite products, which are typically used for road pavement, concrete and drainage aggregates and landscape materials,” the spokesperson said.

“Dulong Quarry has been operating since 1984. There is approximately 80-years remaining life, with 16 million tonnes in reserve. The source rock here is basalt and is primarily used for producing asphalt.

“The Quarry services also include an in-house testing laboratory which is National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited to ensure quality control and a weighbridge operating with the latest software.”

Sunshine Coast Division 10 Councillor David Law said Black Cat Civil will “be crushing, scalping, blending and screening approximately 350,000 tonnes per annum of rhyolite and basalt shot rock for a variety of sizes and products”.

The building materials would be available to both the construction industry and general public, Law said.

Black Cat Civil is a Supply Nation company that is based in Nambour, and offers mining, civil works, earthmoving, road works and land development services across Australia.

“I am really pleased that a local Nambour company Black Cat Civil has won this competitive contract,” Law said. “It shows that the council’s local procurement policy is really working.”

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