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The economic benefits of conveyors versus trucks in quarry operations are well established, and given that many quarry operations in Australia are small proprietary and/or family-run businesses, the arguments are starting to look very compelling.

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The case for conveyor-based haulage in the quarry industry

Loader operations are the bread and butter of most quarry operations worldwide. But economics – along with environmental and fuel-saving benefits – favour a move to conveyors for shifting materials from pit to point of sale. Doug Turnbull sets out the pros and cons. Read more »
NSW has delayed the deployment of the new nationally harmonised OHS laws

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NSW Casts Doubts On OHS Harmonisation

The nationwide harmonisation of OHS regulations has hit another serious speed bump, with New South Wales joining Western Australia and Victoria in calling for the scheme to be delayed. Read more »
Enerpac's new test bench ensures tools are properly calibrated

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Torque Test Bench Introduced By Enerpac

A new integrated torque test bench has been introduced by Enerpac, offering operators the ability to carry out regular calibration of their precision torque tools. Read more »
Sandvik's new facility in the Hunter Valley will be among the company's largest in the world.

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Sandvik to Open Super Facility in the Hunter

A state of the art facility for manufacturing, assembly, R&D, distribution and aftermarket service for Sandvik Mining and Construction is set to open just outside Newcastle.
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The Upper House Environmental and Public Affairs standing committee found that Cockburn Cement had poorly implemented its air quality buffer.

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Report Condemns Cockburn Cement

A Western Australian cement operation has been condemned as “complacent to persistent complaints” about emissions by a year-long parliamentary committee. Read more »
Tufflex polyurethane screens come in fully welded, partially welded and rectangular welded variations

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New Tufflex screens from Sefar

A new line of screening media has been introduced by monofilament precision fabrics manufacturer Sefar. Read more »
Cliff took a tumble into a Scottish quarry.

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Dog Chases Cat Over Cliff Into Quarry

A Scottish cat was recently chased off a cliff into a Fife quarry by a Lurcher hound - doing what dogs do best. Read more »
After commissioning an independent report on the project, a planning committee at a Sunshine Coast Council concluded there simply wasn’t enough demand for hard rock materials in the area.

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Hard Rock Quarry Stymied By Council

A hard rock quarry on the Sunshine Coast has suffered a blow from a planning committee in a local council following community uproar. Read more »
Small landfills will be exempt form the carbon tax after changes were made to legislation

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Small Landfills Exempt Under Carbon Tax

Landfill will be exempt under the upcoming carbon tax, with facilities emitting less than 25,000 tonnes of carbon pollution per annum staying clear of the scheme until at least 2015. Read more »
Local's protests saw officials scrap a sand renourishment program at Half Moon Bay in Victoria

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Renourishment Scrapped, Red Sand Removed

Confidence in the Victorian State Government’s environmental credentials have been somewhat eroded after the plan to “renourish” a Victorian beach was scrapped mid-way through the project. Read more »
Doosan Infracore is set to open one of its largest facilities in the world in the Hunter Valley

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New Facility For Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment

Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment has just moved into its new home in Baulkham Hills, formally opening its regional office and warehouse facilities outside of Sydney. Read more »
National Safe Work Australia Week Begins

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National Safe Work Australia Week Begins

Today marks the beginning of National Safe Work Australia Week, when employers and employees around the nation are encouraged to focus on reducing death, injury and disease in the workplace. Read more »
NC2 has developed an ADR 80-03 15L engine that's been recalibrated to reduce emissions.

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CAT15 Engine Re-released With Reduced Emissions

NC2 has developed a new engine solution for Caterpillar, releasing the ADR 80-03 15-litre engine in all C15 Cat Trucks. Read more »
A new reference book has been released by Atlas Copco

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Blasthole Drilling Book Launched

A new edition of a well regarded reference book has been released by Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions - Blasthole Drilling in Open Pit Mining. Read more »
Noosaville resident Paul McDonald has hit paydirt with an $81.5m deal to buy his quarry

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Boral buys sunshine coast quarries

Boral has been given the go-ahead by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to buy out Sunshine Coast Quarries for $81.5 million. Read more »

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