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The council-owned Kiwi Point Quarry has been operated by Holcim New Zealand in the Ngauranga Gorge since 2009.

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Expansion plans greenlit for mountain side quarry

The Wellington City Council has approved plans to expand Kiwi Point Quarry, 10km north of the New Zealand capital. Read more »
The Wiradjuri Traditional Owners at the formal gazettal of the Bomen Axe Quarry in 2011.

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Council seeks feedback on land bordering Indigenous quarry

Wagga Wagga Council is currently undertaking community consultation on proposed plans to develop an area of council-owned land adjacent to the Bomen Axe Quarry. Read more »

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Historic site to become 'walkable' suburb

The former Cave Hill Quarry in Lilydale in Victoria’s Yarra Valley is being transformed into a new, vibrant suburb. Tim Robertson visited the site which is now into the second year of a 15-year development project. Read more »
The Louvre’s iconic glass pyramid is ‘sunk’ into a 17,000m² collage of a quarry.

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French multimedia artists showcase quarries

Quarries have taken centre stage in a number of French multimedia art installations. Read more »
More than 620,000 visitors from 200 countries attended bauma 2019.

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Electric innovations on show at Bauma 2019

The Bauma 2019 construction and mining machinery exhibition in Munich, Germany, broke plenty of attendance and exhibitor records. Read more »
Alex Fraser Asphalt will play a significant role in the resurfacing of the track at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse.

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Innovative racing surfaces under the spotlight

A Victorian horseracing track will be revamped with new turf over a course of sustainable asphalt – as elsewhere a “pop-up” track is floated for Australia’s most iconic overpass. Read more »
Before: Batesford Quarry, as it is today. The site will be allowed to fill with water as part of a rehabilitation plan between Adelaide Brighton, the state government and the McCann family. Image courtesy of The Geelong Advertiser.

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Site to be transformed into a freshwater lake

The century-old Batesford Quarry, near Geelong, Victoria, will be allowed to fill with water to create a large freshwater lake. Read more »
After 28 months, Sunshine Coast Council has refused Barro Group’s planning application to expand operations at Burrum Quarry.

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Producer to appeal ‘disappointing’ decision

Barro Group has appealed the Sunshine Coast Council’s decision to refuse a planning application to expand its operations at Burrum Quarry, 60km north of Brisbane. Read more »
Tamworth Regional Council was unaware of the licence threshold at its Spains Lane Quarry and has since applied for an Environment Protection Licence.

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Council fined for breaching licence threshold

Tamworth Regional Council has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority for allegedly operating without a licence at its Spains Lane Quarry. Read more »
The Rivershore Resort’s ‘glamping’ tent on the Sunshine Coast.

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Plans to transform former site into holiday park

A former sand quarry on the Sunshine Coast is set to become a family ‘glamping’, camping and caravan tourist park. Read more »
Completed restoration earthworks creating a further 30 ha of wetland habitat in Nottinghamshire. Image courtesy of Hanson.

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Pit to be transformed into a wetland habitat

Hanson has completed restoration earthworks at a sand and gravel quarry in Nottinghamshire, England, paving the way for an additional 30ha of wetland habitat. Read more »
Oberon Earthmoving’s Middle Creek Quarries site will produce 150,000 tpa of quarry products and another 100,000 tpa of organic and soil processing.

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Expanded Middle Creek site commences operation

After years of planning and consultation, Oberon Earthmoving’s expanded Middle Creek Quarries site in Oberon, New South Wales, is ready to ramp up production. Read more »
The Goanna Road Quarry pre-expansion and (inset) surrounding quarries. Source: The Examiner.

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Tasmanian operation seeks to raise production

The Scottsdale Quarry in northeast Tasmania is applying to increase its annual production. Read more »

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Trial at 'emission-free quarry' declared an outstanding success

Having recorded encouraging results from a joint research project at Vikan Kross Quarry, near Gothenburg in Sweden, Volvo Construction Equipment has subsequently announced that all of its compact earthmoving machines produced from 2020 will feature electric engines. Read more »
The last truckload of spoil from the NorthConnex tunnel project has been delivered to Hornsby Quarry.

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Milestone for Hornsby Quarry rehabilitation

After 18 months, the last truckload of spoil from the NorthConnex tunnel project has been delivered to Hornsby Quarry. Read more »

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