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(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 »
Reconophalt is poured at the waterfront community of Port Coogee in Western Australia. Image courtesy of Frasers Property.

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Suburban roads paved with sustainable asphalt

Two Western Australian suburban projects are using recycled material to build more sustainable roads. Read more »
Victoria’s Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio in the passenger seat of a truck destined to take the new asphalt plant’s first shipment to a Victorian road project.

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Producer launches dual recycling plants

Alex Fraser Group has officially flicked the switch on its new $20 million glass recycling and sustainable asphalt plants. Read more »
The accident occurred in the 150m deep pit at the BINGO Industries waste disposal operation in Eastern Creek. Image courtesy of the Nine Network.

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Worker fatally buried in former quarry

SafeWork New South Wales has urged caution when working near mobile plant after a bulldozer recently buried two workers under tonnes of waste at a quarry-turned-landfill. Read more »
A 1758-carat diamond was recovered in a Botswanan mine using TOMRA XRT sensor technology.

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Cutting edge tech helps recover huge diamond

One of the largest diamonds in recorded history has recently been recovered in a Botswana mine, courtesy of innovative sorting sensor technology. 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 »
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 »
An asphalt premix containing a high density plastic, courtesy of Alex Fraser Group. The Victorian Government is offering $1.5 million worth of grants this year to the construction materials industry for similarly innovative road surface projects.

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Grants for innovative road surface projects

Recycled concrete, glass, plastics and even rubber could be used in the future construction of pedestrian walkways and roads. 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 »
A demonstration plant of Energy Vault's concrete block energy retrieval system has been erected in Biasca, Switzerland.

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Concrete plans to store energy unveiled

An alternative to pumped hydro technology – using recycled concrete blocks hoisted on a crane – has been offered by an overseas start-up. Read more »
Alex Fraser’s asphalt crew laying down PolyPave in Stanley Street, Richmond.

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Plastic, glass paves the way for ‘greener’ roads

A new, sustainable asphalt product containing recycled plastic, glass and asphalt has been successfully trialled in Melbourne’s City of Yarra precinct. Read more »
An Austroads study has recommended non-standard materials be used for rural roads.

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Alternative materials for rural road construction

Road traffic peak body Austroads has published a report on the use of non-standard materials for rural roads. These alternative materials could lower pressures on the supply of virgin aggregate.
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Back-up site approved for council waste

A New South Wales-owned council quarry is expected to be available for landfill for several decades, five years after it was initially granted a planning approval. Read more »
Greg Baumgart (left, Boral Australia) is the winner of the CCAA Health & Safety Innovation Award, presented by Chris Whiting MP (centre) with Peter Ambrose (Holcim Australia).

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Holcim, Boral Shine at Gala Awards Ceremony

Holcim Australia has bagged two of the three 2018 Queensland CCAA Innovation Awards to celebrate outstanding achievements across the construction materials industry. Read more »

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