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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 »
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 »
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 »
Australia Square was the tallest reinforced concrete structure in the world when it was conceived by Harry Seidler in 1967.

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Nation’s top 10 public concrete buildings unveiled

Australia’s most important and distinctive concrete architectural landmarks have been revealed to mark the 90th anniversary since the inception of the CCAA. 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 »
Maxam MSU trucks deliver RIOFLEX bulk watergel to an extractive site. The high energy bulk explosive will now be manufactured at Maxam’s new premises at the WA Government’s McLarty State Explosives Facility, 120km south of Perth.

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Private operators subscribe to new WA explosives facility

Blasting solutions provider Maxam Australia has opened two manufacturing sites at the Western Australian Government’s new McLarty State Explosives Facility, 120km south of Perth. Read more »

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