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The proposed Eden Project Anglesea rehabilitation scheme follows the closure of the Alcoa coal mine and power station.

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Barren mine site set for eco-tourism transformation

A project to rehabilitate a former Victorian coal mine and coal-fired power station into a world-class eco-tourism destination will generate 1300 new jobs and $350 million in the next decade. Read more »
The Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Public Transport Infrastructure Vicki Ward presents the environmental innovation award to David Jones, Holcim.

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CCAA unveils NSW, Vic innovation awards finalists

Thriving habitats for endangered species, waste-derived fuels and safe tipping innovations have been recognised in the latest round of state winners at the CCAA Innovation Awards. Read more »
A former quarry has been turned into expansive parklands for a new housing development near Perth.

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From limestone site to pristine parklands

A historic sand and limestone quarry, 32km north of Perth, has been transformed into expansive parklands that will provide the centrepiece for a new residential development. Read more »
Prime Minister Scott Morrison holds a piece of Downer’s sustainable Reconophalt product while visiting the company’s Rosehill facility.

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PM visits Downer asphalt plant to tout recycling

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has toured Downer’s sustainable asphalt production plant and detritus processing facility in Western Sydney as the government leads efforts to invigorate Australia’s domestic recycling scene. Read more »
Hanson has received approval to establish a new sand quarry that will supply the southeast Victorian market.

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New sand site essential to Victoria’s big build

A new sand quarry is expected to play an integral role in future residential, road and rail projects in Gippsland and surrounding suburbs. Read more »
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 »

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