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The Songjiang InterContinental Hotel is currently under construction and expected to reach completion in 2017. Image courtesy: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock.

Construction underway on five-star quarry hotel

A “futuristic” five-star hotel that is currently being built into the side of a deep, water-filled quarry may start taking bookings next year. Read more »
The new plant transforms CO<sub>2</sub> from a gas into a solid that can be used to make construction materials such as cement bricks.

Breakthrough in ‘green’ building materials

Researchers are one step closer to “disposing” of captured CO2 in building materials after the activation of a carbon conversion plant. Read more »
The research is expected to prevent major accidents such as the 2012 embankment collapse that caused the Morwell River to flood the Yallourn mine. Image courtesy: <em>ABC Gippsland</em>.

Researchers study open-cut mine stability

A new research project on batter stability has been launched as part of efforts to improve open-cut mine safety. Read more »
The roadworks were said to have shown signs of failure only two months after sealing.

Council yields to quarry in road repair stoush

A local council has yielded to a quarry business in a fight relating to unsatisfactory roadworks undertaken as part of the quarry’s expansion. Read more »
Capricorn’s new blocksaw is expected to increase productivity, which could result in lower prices.

Sandstone quarry invests after doubling resource

A family-owned quarry’s investment in a new piece of machinery is set to increase competitiveness in Australian sandstone.  Read more »
The report suggests governments have diverted funding away from economically important transport projects for political reasons.

Report calls for greater infrastructure accountability

An independent research institute has called for more rigorous evaluation of transport infrastructure projects after launching a report that suggests a strong political bias in government spending. Read more »
The investigation found that a geotechnical assessment had not been carried out prior to excavation work at the unstable quarry face. Image courtesy: Westpac Rescue Helicopter via

No charges to be laid after quarry death

A work safety authority has concluded an investigation into the death of a quarry owner whose business was found to be in breach of health and safety laws. Read more »
Victoria’s quarry regulator is in the process of improving its performance to rebuild the industry and community’s confidence and trust.

Sweeping changes to resources advisory group

A state quarry and mining regulator has broadened its advisory council as part of a raft of reforms aimed at improving industry and community confidence. Read more »
The cup marks found at Kaizer Hill quarry appear to be evidence of early large-scale tool manufacture.

Ancient quarry captures civilisation’s cultural evolution

A primitive quarry that was recently uncovered is believed to be evidence of shifting attitudes at a time when civilisation was moving towards agricultural practices. Read more »
Tylden Quarry has been approved to expand but under a revised set of conditions.

Quarry to more than triple in size

A quarry has been given the green light to more than triple the size of its operation, albeit with certain modifications to its original expansion plans. Read more »
Terex’s new global parts facility has been fitted with “leading edge” technology to ensure the efficient expedition of all orders.

Major quarry supplier opens new global parts facility

A major international quarry plant supplier has opened a new global parts facility that could have flow-on benefits for Australian quarry customers. Read more »
Tytec will use destructive distillation technology to convert OTR tyres into carbon, diesel oil and steel.

New recycling technology for earthmoving tyres

A new company has developed an eco-friendly recycling process to help the mining sector convert used earthmoving tyres into renewable energy sources. Read more »
Sandvik will combine Sandvik Mining and Sandvik Construction into a single business known as Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.

Rock technology, mining restructure for quarry supplier

A major global quarry plant supplier has announced it will streamline its mining and construction equipment divisions to improve efficiency. Read more »
Dry Creek Quarry was used to film the Helm’s Deep battle scene in <em>The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers</em>.

Disasters strike quarry fantasy locations

Two quarries that have gained screen-time through popular fantasy franchises have made media headlines in the same week for more distressing reasons. Read more »

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