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The community consultation with the applicants for the Sutton Forest Quarry Project was hosted by the NSW Ministry of Planning and Environment.

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Ambitious sand project to address public concerns

An application in New South Wales by a consortium that proposes to extract one million tonnes of aggregates annually for 30 years is likely to be delayed by green tape. Read more »
The River Valley development has a natural setting with the Maribyrnong River running adjacent to it.

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Urban living amidst tranquil life by the water

Set on 129ha, with one fifth of the area devoted to open space, a former basalt quarry site is offering home buyers 1500 lots with great views. Read more »
The Broken Head Quarry (pictured) in Byron Bay has agreed to rehabilitate and revegetate its exhausted site.

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Site’s environmental role in landmark outcome

Collaboration between a quarry owner and a state planning and environment agency has led to a conservation breakthrough. Read more »
Volvo CE demonstrated the prototype LX2 electric compact wheel loader at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin.

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Prototypes unveiled as emissions-free trial begins

Volvo Construction Equipment has unveiled new concept electric machines, coinciding with the trial of what could be the world’s first “emissions-free” quarry. Read more »

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Back-up site approved for council waste

A New South Wales-owned council quarry is expected to be available for landfill for several decades, five years after it was initially granted a planning approval. Read more »
Research into grizzly bears is being undertaken at the Cadomin Limestone Quarry, in Alberta, Canada.

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Research into impact of quarries on grizzly bears

A research project is examining the effects of quarrying on the grizzly bear population in Alberta, Canada to better understand the bear’s response to industrial activity. Read more »
Nyora Primary School students on tour at Metro Quarry Group’s Nyora quarry.

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IQA trials education program in schools

An IQA pilot program to educate students on distinct aspects of the quarrying industry is being rolled out at a Victorian primary school. Read more »
Boral Johns River Quarry manager Chris Brown and Johns River RFS captain Bruce Dudley after commissioning the water storage facility.

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Site equips firefighters with run-off water

With an advanced fire season in New South Wales, the mid-north Johns River Rural Fire Service brigade is better prepared to tackle fires, thanks to a Boral Quarry’s new water storage facility. Read more »
Greg Baumgart (left, Boral Australia) is the winner of the CCAA Health & Safety Innovation Award, presented by Chris Whiting MP (centre) with Peter Ambrose (Holcim Australia).

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Holcim, Boral Shine at Gala Awards Ceremony

Holcim Australia has bagged two of the three 2018 Queensland CCAA Innovation Awards to celebrate outstanding achievements across the construction materials industry. Read more »
Franklin’s owner Frank Beyette plans to transform a quarry (pictured) opposite his restaurant into an outdoor music venue. Photo by Robert Layman, Rutland Herald.

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Idle quarry mooted as a live music venue

An old marble quarry could become home to rock of a very different kind if plans by a restaurateur to transform it into an outdoor music venue succeed. Read more »
An illustration proposing the installation of a recycled oil rig as a visitor attraction at Scotland’s Rubislaw Quarry.

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Combined histories come alive with Aberdeen plan

An architect has conjured up an alternative vision for the disused Rubislaw Quarry in Aberdeen, Scotland, combining the region’s ‘history of granite with its more modern history of oil and gas’. Read more »
The AQA’s new chair Jared Johnston (left) and deputy Mike Higgins have vowed to overturn ECan's decision to introduce mandatory full-time dust monitoring at quarries in the Canterbury region.

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NZ industry poised for dust battle

To the dismay of the New Zealand extractive industry, a regulator on the South Island is set to enforce compulsory dust monitoring on quarries within 500m of residences. Read more »


 


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