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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 »
Tamworth Regional Council was unaware of the licence threshold at its Spains Lane Quarry and has since applied for an Environment Protection Licence.

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Council fined for breaching licence threshold

Tamworth Regional Council has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority for allegedly operating without a licence at its Spains Lane Quarry. Read more »
The Rivershore Resort’s ‘glamping’ tent on the Sunshine Coast.

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Plans to transform former site into holiday park

A former sand quarry on the Sunshine Coast is set to become a family ‘glamping’, camping and caravan tourist park. 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 »
Zhong Yin Group is proposing to transform the site of a former military training camp in Darley, Victoria into a sand quarry.

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Sand mine operator tests community waters

There are plans to turn the site of a former Second World War training camp in Darley, Victoria, into a sand mine. Read more »

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Disruption, supply issues dominate CMIC 18

With its theme of ‘Building Tomorrow’s Australia’, CMIC 18 posed questions about the industry’s ability to deliver quality materials for future building demand – against a climate of rapid change and policy uncertainty. Damian Christie reports. Read more »
Former IQA President Wayne Scott has been appointed as the new CEO of New Zealand’s Aggregate and Quarry Association.

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Two hats for Scott with AQA CEO appointment

Industry stalwart Wayne Scott has recently been appointed as the new chief executive of New Zealand’s Aggregate and Quarry Association. Read more »
According to the The Mining Matrix, the image of mining is one of the four core trends that can help restore pride in the industry.

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Report urges mining to ditch its ‘dirty’ image

A think tank has called for the overhauling of the ‘dirty image’ in mining – and by extension quarrying – as a way out of the social impasse that is stifling growth and productivity. Read more »
More than 50 NSW members assemble at the entrance to WesTrac’s Tomago facility.

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Mines inspector calls for quarries to get ‘houses’ in order

The New South Wales Chief Inspector of Mines has called for quarries to “ensure you have your house in order” at a recent IQA branch seminar. Read more »
The owner of a former quarry, located on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, is keen to reopen it for business. Image courtesy: Herald Sun.

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Bid to reopen former Victorian quarry

An operator has resumed efforts to reopen the Mornington Peninsula’s Pioneer quarry, after efforts to extend its permit were denied last year. Read more »
A government taskforce has been established to focus on the next phase of the anticipated resources boom.

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Federal Government commissions new resources statement

The mining and resources industry could benefit from a government taskforce created to cut red tape, attract more investment and build additional support for the sector. Read more »
Academics at the ATSE/ISF symposium on legacy mines have urged the mining industry to improve its record on abandoned sites.

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Academia puts ‘legacy’ challenge to industry

An independent Australian organisation has concluded a conference on the environmental legacy of the mining industry, and discussed how the sector can ‘step up’ the management of abandoned mines. Read more »
A northern NSW quarry has been fined $15,000 for ‘inadequate’ erosion and sediment controls.

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Quarry fined for failed erosion controls

A New South Wales north coast quarry has been heavily fined after failing to satisfy the Environmental Protection Agency that it had implemented sufficient controls to protect the environment. Read more »
Middle Creek Quarries has requested to increase its extraction site to a maximum of 15ha.

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Tourist garden with clout endangers quarry expansion

A New South Wales quarry is in dispute with a neighbouring, privately owned tourist attraction about its plans to expand its footprint and operations. Read more »
The Newnes Junction Project will utilise rail transport for cartage of end product off-site.

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Iconic sandstone quarries on the market

From this month, a sandstone quarry in Queensland is set to go under the hammer while expressions of interest are sought for investment in one of New South Wales’ largest sand mining projects. Read more »

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