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Lilydale Quarry in the first phase of rehabilitation. More than 300,000m3 of spoil has already been placed into the pit.

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First lot of land sales at old Lilydale Quarry

The first stage of property sales have opened on land around the old Lilydale Quarry, in Victoria’s northeastern suburbs. Read more »
The old Talbot Quarry has been progressively backfilled but a large section of the site remains an open quarry.

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Independent panel turns down rezoning application

A Victorian Government panel has released its report on a developer’s bid to rezone the former Talbot Quarry site in Melbourne’s renowned sand belt region. Read more »
The Rockhampton Regional Council granted approval for a granite quarry at Kabra, Bouldercombe, in a little over three months.

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Council gives nod for granite quarry in record time

Bucking the trend of delayed approvals and rejections, a Queensland council has given the green light to a regional quarry for granite extraction in less than four months. Read more »
A demonstration plant of Energy Vault's concrete block energy retrieval system has been erected in Biasca, Switzerland.

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Concrete plans to store energy unveiled

An alternative to pumped hydro technology – using recycled concrete blocks hoisted on a crane – has been offered by an overseas start-up. Read more »
There were 40 exhibitors in the CMIC 18 trade exhibition area.

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Disruption, supply dominate CMIC 18

From 19 to 21 September, CMIC 18 posed questions about the industry’s ability to deliver quality materials for future building demand – against a climate of rapid change and policy uncertainty. Read more »
Perth-based earthworks company B&J Catalano has been granted an extractive industry licence to open a quarry in Roelands, WA – five years after it tabled its application.

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Council go-ahead for extraction after long-drawn battle

A controversial granite extraction licence has finally been granted to a Perth-based producer after a protracted, five-year process. Read more »
Alex Fraser’s asphalt crew laying down PolyPave in Stanley Street, Richmond.

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Plastic, glass paves the way for ‘greener’ roads

A new, sustainable asphalt product containing recycled plastic, glass and asphalt has been successfully trialled in Melbourne’s City of Yarra precinct. Read more »
Former IQA President Wayne Scott has been appointed as the new CEO of New Zealand’s Aggregate and Quarry Association.

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Two hats for Scott with AQA CEO appointment

Industry stalwart Wayne Scott has recently been appointed as the new chief executive of New Zealand’s Aggregate and Quarry Association. Read more »
Councillors recently discussed with the Queensland Government the findings of the feasibility study report on the disused Bridge Street Quarry in Toowoomba (pictured).

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Cabinet, council mull over quarry project

A feasibility study to upgrade a century-old disused quarry was discussed by Queensland Government cabinet ministers when they visited Toowoomba in mid-September. Read more »
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 »


 


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