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Newcastle Sand is set to construct its Williamtown sand mine after reaching a settlement with residents. It already has loaders ready to go in the yard.

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Settlement paves way for sand project

An operator in the Port Stephens area is set to commence construction of a 42ha quarry after successful mediation with neighbouring residents. Read more »
An asphalt premix containing a high density plastic, courtesy of Alex Fraser Group. The Victorian Government is already encouraging the use of recyclable materials in public projects.

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Public projects may kickstart domestic recycling solution

State governments may be required to spend a percentage of their procurement budgets on recycled materials for public projects, under a new Federal Government proposal. Read more »
Engineered wetlands (foreground) near the former Baldwin’s Quarry site (background) protect the Whangamarino Heritage Wetlands (right) from industrial run-off.

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Commitment to protected wetland nets prestigious award

A Kiwi quarry operator who engineered a wetland filtration system to prevent run-off in his quarry polluting an adjacent world heritage conservation site has received the Institute of Quarrying’s most prestigious award. Read more »
Expansion plans at Barro Group’s Mount Cotton Quarry will resume following long-term resistance from Redland City Council.

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Barro defeats council in Mt Cotton appeal

Barro Group has successfully challenged a Redland City Council decision that sought to halt its Mount Cotton Quarry extension, the latest twist in a long-running saga. Read more »
Maxam MSU trucks deliver RIOFLEX bulk watergel to an extractive site. The high energy bulk explosive will now be manufactured at Maxam’s new premises at the WA Government’s McLarty State Explosives Facility, 120km south of Perth.

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Private operators subscribe to new WA explosives facility

Blasting solutions provider Maxam Australia has opened two manufacturing sites at the Western Australian Government’s new McLarty State Explosives Facility, 120km south of Perth. Read more »
A concept illustration of a future all-electric, “emission-free” quarry.

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Survey reveals challenges of an electric-dependent future

A new survey has revealed that the effective electrification of the extractive sector would require a reskilled workforce but could benefit from non-competitive attitudes amongst operators and equipment manufacturers. Read more »
Hanson Australia currently operates 73 quarries nationwide, including the former Rocla Quarry Products site at Calga, NSW.

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Hanson parent balances economic, environmental targets

Following record sales and profit figures, global aggregates producer HeidelbergCement has moved to prioritise climate protection by committing to ambitious emission reduction targets. Read more »
The free of charge <em>Mining & Quarry Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2019/20</em> is now available to order.

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Updated safety guide aims to reduce injury, fatality

The latest edition of a wall-mountable workplace safety guide has been released, helping further promote a risk-averse culture in today’s quarrying and mining sectors. Read more »
At the end of August, all Queensland extractive workplaces will be required to conduct specific on-site discussions between management and operational staff about risks and safe practice.

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Fatalities force Queensland extractive sector to take stock

Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia will help facilitate an industry-wide ‘safety reset’, following a recent spate of fatalities in Queensland’s resources sector. Read more »
A geological framework of the Gold Coast and hinterland, circa 2011. The CCAA and leading construction materials companies in Queensland are calling for reforms to the state’s quarry approvals system.

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Sector calls for faster approvals of key materials

Leading construction materials companies have united in Queensland to advocate for reforms of the existing quarry approvals system. Read more »
Plant and equipment at work before the quarry was shut down. Image courtesy of Frontier.

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Quarry on ice stalls highway upgrade

The exclusion of a foreign-owned quarrying operation from a major road project is having knock-on effects for communities and threatening an uneasy peace in a region near the Myanmar/Thailand border. Read more »
The proposed West Mooreville Quarry is located 7km southwest of Burnie, Tasmania.

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EPA backs new Tasmanian quarry

The Tasmanian Environmental Protection Authority has supported a plan by Wacks Crushing to convert a non-commercial gravel pit into an operational quarry with some conditions. Read more »
The outcrop of dolerite on the former Aboriginal quarry site, which was a valuable source for the production of stone axes.

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Prized ancient quarry recognised

The site of a former quarry, once used by Aboriginals to make stone axes, has been found on agricultural land near the ACT/NSW border. Read more »
Victoria’s Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio in the passenger seat of a truck destined to take the new asphalt plant’s first shipment to a Victorian road project.

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Producer launches dual recycling plants

Alex Fraser Group has officially flicked the switch on its new $20 million glass recycling and sustainable asphalt plants. Read more »
The accident occurred in the 150m deep pit at the BINGO Industries waste disposal operation in Eastern Creek. Image courtesy of the Nine Network.

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Worker fatally buried in former quarry

SafeWork New South Wales has urged caution when working near mobile plant after a bulldozer recently buried two workers under tonnes of waste at a quarry-turned-landfill. Read more »

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