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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 »
Two of Boral’s quarries – including its Dundowran site (pictured) – have this month received EPIQ status for their compliance and environmental programs in the past 12 months. Image courtesy of Google Maps.

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Sites encouraged to nominate for reward scheme

Queensland’s Department of Environment and Science, in partnership with Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia, has launched a reward scheme to recognise quarries that demonstrate good environmental performance. Read more »
Artisan Vehicle Systems is an innovator in battery electric vehicles currently operating in underground mining.

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Sandvik acquires electric vehicle OEM

Sandvik has acquired the Californian-based Artisan Vehicle Systems, an OEM manufacturer of battery-powered underground mining equipment. Read more »
An aerial view of the former Hamilton quarry, along Kingsford Smith Drive. Source: Courier Mail.

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Former quarry, now prime real estate, sold

A former Hamilton quarry, on the north bank of the Brisbane River, has recently been sold to an arm of the Queensland Government. Read more »
The report highlights the importance of recycled aggregates for the global construction market.

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Global market still cold on recycled aggregates

A new report examines some of the trends and tracks competition in the global recycled aggregates market. Read more »
The current tailings dam at the Calder Sand Quarry has reached capacity. Image courtesy of Waratah-Wynyard Council.

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Sand operation seeks new tailings dam

The Calder Sand Quarry in Oldina, Tasmania has applied to the Waratah-Wynyard Council for a permit to build a new tailings dam. Read more »
The project site topography for the proposed Blayney Quarry puts the site next to the Main Western Railway. Future supply into Sydney is a possibility.

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Public comment sought for site proposal

The Blayney Shire Council is currently taking submissions on a proposed new site in the Central West region of New South Wales. Read more »
Boral is seeking to modify the road transport limits from its Dunmore Quarry (pictured).

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Consent changes sought for Dunmore quarry

Boral is seeking a modification to the current planning consent for transport from its Dunmore quarry in New South Wales. Read more »
Santin Quarry Products, in Blakebrook, NSW, will now be able to expand the rate of extraction at its 15ha site on Rosehill Road (pictured). Image courtesy of Google Maps.

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Site’s life expectancy extended to 2036

A northern NSW municipality has granted an application to extend the life of a Blakebrook quarry until 2036. Read more »
Work at Ekibin Quarry, one of Brisbane’s earliest extractive sites, in the 1950s. Photo courtesy of The Courier Mail.

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Development plans for former site

The area around Stephens Mountain, Brisbane, which includes the former Ekibin quarry, has been approved for future development. Read more »
A waterfall, built into the rock face, is visible from the terraces of each of the 337 rooms of the new Shimao Wonderland ‘groundscraper’ in Shanghai.

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Luxury quarry hotel set to open

After almost 10 years of construction, Shimao Wonderland, a luxury Intercontinental hotel built into a quarry at the base of Tianmen Mountain in Shanghai, China, is finally set to open. Read more »
Penryhn Quarry is one of the few active slate quarries in Wales today.

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Slate pits recommended for world heritage status

The quarries of northwest Wales have been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Read more »

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