Surfactants testing offers encouraging outcomes

 

In quarrying, the containment and reduction of dust emissions is an ongoing concern and challenge. An Australian business with experience across the extractive industries has devised a dust reduction solution using the best equipment and testing techniques in modern science.

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Learning from disasters: Recognising the signs

 

Injuries and fatalities in the extractive industry often occur – and reoccur – because of systemic failures. Tony Ferrazza explains how a course being run by the IQA on behalf of the NSW Resources Regulator is educating quarry professionals to recognise the underlying causes of past safety incidents in their own operations.

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Penrith Lakes

Black Clay Pit: From sinkhole to community asset

 

Once an integral foundation of the Sydney construction market, the Penrith Lakes area – and in particular a 24ha clay pit within it – has been transformed into a centre for recreation, commerce, education and conservation in the past two decades. 

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Managing regulatory and environmental challenges to extend quarry’s viability

 

A concrete and quarrying producer has successfully sought the assistance of a consultancy and engineering specialist on a variety of complex consent applications. Read more

Daracon seeks approval for project five years in the making

 

Daracon has revised its expansion proposal for Martins Creek quarry in New South Wales, and the State Significant Planning Department will accept community submissions on the matter until the beginning of July.

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AU-UK free trade deal offers good signs for quarry businesses

 

An historic free trade agreement (FTA) between Australia and the United Kingdom will strengthen the UK’s investment in Australian resources, while providing easier access for businesses to trade equipment and services.

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