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The final vision for the Hornsby Quarry spoil management project (pictured), off Sydney's upper north shore. The quarry was operational for most of the 20th century.

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New trends in managing mining liability

Some jurisdictions have introduced reforms to manage the liability of resource projects in the remediation phase – but there are concerns these reforms may unduly impact quarries with traditionally lower risk profiles than mines. Michael Cramer discusses his work in this field. Read more »
A Brim’s Bulk Transport truck at work. Any quarry that sub-contracts the transport of its aggregates can be liable within the supply chain.

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Better understanding of the chain of responsibility

The National Heavy Vehicle Law administers uniform laws for heavy vehicles exceeding 4.5 gross vehicle mass across most states and territories. Simone Reinertsen explains what recent changes to the laws could potentially mean for the quarrying industry. Read more »
Tegra Australia’s Jugiong Quarry during the 2011 New South Wales floods. Until now, climate risk has been largely viewed as a physical phenomenon – but it could well pose financial problems as well.

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Addressing climate change risk in a resource context

Until now, climate change impacts have been largely described in physical terms. However, as Elisa de Wit argues, there are financial dimensions to climate risk, and if not suffi ciently addressed by industry over time, it could cause as much damage to an extractive business as the climate. Read more »

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Improving the regulatory space for the extractive industry

In recent years, the Victorian Government has made a concerted effort to improve earth resources and approvals processes. Anna Cronin, the Victorian Commissioner for Better Regulation, explains what these reforms are and how industry members can assist the regulator to fast-track approvals. Read more »

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The national economic forecast to 2024

Robert Mellor will bring out his barometer at the IQA conference to discuss the national outlook in construction activity to 2024. While it might all seem ‘doom and gloom’, he predicts the picture beyond the horizon is bright – if the industry plans ahead. Read more »
Sean Taylor says developing an operational interface to machines – whether through a cab operator or remotely – is the key to making machines “sing”.

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Sean Taylor: A firm voice for inclusion and diversity

Ahead of his address at the IQA’s annual conference, Komatsu CEO and managing director Sean Taylor speaks about the significance of promoting and fostering diversity and higher gender representation in the extractive industry – and how technology advances can reduce the barriers. Read more »
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 »
According to the CCAA, almost 180 Queensland quarries (including Holcim Beenleigh, pictured) participated in the state’s recent safety reset.

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New independent regulator proposed for Queensland

A levy on resource companies will fund a new “arms length” health and safety regulatory body in Queensland, under legislation being proposed by the Palaszczuk Government. 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 »
Pope Francis brought a message of hope for many of the impoverished workers of a stone quarry in the Madagascar capital.

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Pope conducts mass in Madagascar quarry

A vast granite pit above the capital of Madagascar has become a beacon of hope for many of that nation’s impoverished population, after an unlikely visit from Pope Francis. Read more »
Boral Limited has announced its full year financial results for 2019.

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Boral braces for headwinds before infrastructure boom

Boral Limited has warned a lethargic residential construction market will impact profits in the coming year but it is poised to capitalise on an infrastructure boom beyond mid-2020. Read more »
Employees hold their safety reset meeting at Holcim’s Beenleigh Quarry.

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Safety deadline passes as MP warns non-compliant operators

The CCAA is confident its entire Queensland membership has met the 31 August deadline for “safety reset” meetings, as the resources sector works to prevent further fatalities in the state. 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 »

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