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An aerial view of Bass Point Quarry. Source: Illawarra Mercury.

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Early morning truck movements approved

Bass Point Quarry, on the New South Wales south coast, has had the terms of its consent altered to allow an increase in early morning truck movements. Read more »
Lindleys Lane is being given a major overhaul as part of the Scotchy Pocket quarry development. Source: The Gympie Times.

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Gympie quarry finally set to open

The 540ha Scotchy Pocket quarry in Curra, in the Gympie region of Queensland, is set to begin operations. Read more »
As part of its bid to increase production at its Ardmore Park site, Multiquip Quarries will have to contribute funding to nearby road upgrades.

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Consent changes linked to community fund

Multiquip Quarries is pursuing a Voluntary Planning Agreement with Goulburn Mulwaree Council as part of the company’s bid to increase production at its Ardmore Park site. Read more »
The Rockhampton Regional Council granted approval for a granite quarry at Kabra, Bouldercombe, in a little over three months.

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Council gives nod for granite quarry in record time

Bucking the trend of delayed approvals and rejections, a Queensland council has given the green light to a regional quarry for granite extraction in less than four months. Read more »
The sandstone-constructed Ross Bridge, flanked by the village’s Uniting Church building. Photo courtesy of exploroz.com

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Historic site to become tourist drawcard

A disused Tasmanian sandstone quarry could become a major tourist attraction with an injection of state funds. 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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Amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law will come into effect in mid-2018.

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Heavy vehicle law amendments approved

Amendments to a harmonised national law, to be introduced next year, are expected to affect around 165,000 companies nationwide, including some quarrying and aggregates producers. Read more »
An approved extractive site is located 400m from the road, causing concern for residents.

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Community expresses road concerns over approved quarry

Two years after its application, a proposed shale quarry has been given the go ahead, despite numerous public consultations and objections from local residents. Read more »
Norwell, better known for its sugar cane produce, will soon be home to a 90ha sand quarry.

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From sugar cane to sand: Council clears project

A controversial sand quarry development has been given the green light, despite more than 130 objections from residents. Read more »
The primary method of extraction would involve a combination of blasting and excavators.

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Large-scale quarry to ‘stimulate growth’

An application has been lodged for a large-scale quarry that could stimulate economic expansion of the local area. Read more »
A cross section of the Hornsby Quarry spoil management project by Roads and Maritime Services.

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Spoil management project set to begin at Hornsby Quarry

Preliminary work is set to begin on a long-awaited spoil management project that will progressively fill a disused quarry over a period of more than two years. Read more »
Professor Arul Arulrajah and PhD student Teck-Ang Kua, Swinburne University, test coffee grounds in the laboratory.

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Coffee grounds an unlikely binder in road base

Road builders may have to start adding an espresso lane after university engineers developed an alternative to cement using recycled coffee grounds. Read more »
Used machinery is being stockpiled by dealers anticipating an upturn.

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Used mining equipment stockpiled amid turnaround hopes

Dealers of used mining equipment are making a risky bet that the industry’s four-year slump might be coming to an end by stockpiling up on crushers and conveyors. Read more »
The self-driving truck is based on Volvo Trucks’ popular FMX on-road model.

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Supplier to demonstrate self-driving truck

An international manufacturer has invited members of the mining, construction and trucking industries to the debut of a new self-driving truck. Read more »

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