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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 »
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 »
A Second World War guard post today conceals the entrance to the limestone cave discovered at Forbes Quarry in 1848.

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DNA test unlocks Neanderthal mysteries at Forbes Quarry

New DNA testing methods have revealed fresh details about some of the first Neanderthal remains ever found at a European quarry 170 years ago. Read more »
(L-R) Orca Civil Products director Alan Travers, Deakin University engineering student Dikshit Modgil and Deakin senior engineering lecturer Riyadh Al-Ameri.

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Researchers’ concrete findings on glass

Researchers at Deakin University’s School of Engineering have developed a new type of concrete made from ground recycled glass. 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 »
Reconophalt is poured at the waterfront community of Port Coogee in Western Australia. Image courtesy of Frasers Property.

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Suburban roads paved with sustainable asphalt

Two Western Australian suburban projects are using recycled material to build more sustainable roads. 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 former Puketutu Island quarry will be filled with 4.4 million tonnes of biosolids.

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From quarry to human dung hole

A former quarry on a sacred Maori island in New Zealand is being rehabilitated in a world first biosolids project – using treated human faeces. Read more »
Manod Quarry today. There is little sign now (as then) that it was once housed some of Britain’s national treasures. Image courtesy of bbc.co.uk

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Unassuming Welsh site’s vital wartime role

Quarries have been repurposed for the most unusual of assignments, but few in history can match the importance of Manod Quarry in north Wales. Read more »

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