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Southern NSW gravel and sand supplier proposes expansion

A $5.1 million expansion of the Howlong Sand and Gravel Quarry in southern New South Wales has been proposed by Fraser Earthmoving Construction to substantially expand the quarry’s annual extraction rate from 30,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) to 330,000 tpa.
Environmental News, Geology, Geology Talk, News

Victorian caves hide mountainous secret

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have found evidence that Australia’s mountains are still growing after studying stalactites inside the Buchan Caves in East Gippsland, Victoria.
Industry News, International News, News, Supplier News

Road construction emissions could be halved using current technology

An 8km stretch of road in Sweden has been closely analysed by researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg to calculate how different factors in its construction impact carbon dioxide emissions.
Features, News

What do you do when the world comes to a grinding halt?

  In just a matter of months, the world has been literally transformed – thanks to a biological disruptor that …
Features, News

Measurement tech integral to optimising crushing circuit

  Crushers require a lot of energy to produce a finished product. In addition to the actual comminution, processes such …
Features, News

Toughness meets workability – right on our doorstep

Australia’s only manufacturer of high tensile and abrasion-resistant quenched and tempered steel plate says it owes its success to the benefits of local knowledge, imbued with a successful combination of resilience and formability.
Industry News, News, OH&S News

Widespread workplace screening to prevent COVID-19’s return

Workplace Medicine Australia is encouraging large business across the country, which includes those in quarrying and construction, to downturn a possible second wave of COVID-19 by deploying workplace screening.
Industry News, News, Regulation News, Supplier News

Toowoomba mayor appointed new chair of Inland Rail Alliance

Toowoomba Regional Council mayor Paul Antonio has been appointed as the new chair of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Alliance (MBIRA), which represents all local governments that will be connected by the Inland Rail route.
Industry News, International News, News, Supplier News

Australian lime market to reach more than $500 billion this decade

There are good signs for Australia’s limestone segment, with the lime market expected to exceed $USD339.5 billion ($AUD510.8 billion) by 2027, according to a report by Coherent Market Insights.
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Boral, ADBRI, other construction heavyweights adapt to post-COVID-19 market

As COVID-19 restrictions slowly ease across Australia, many of the construction industry’s top players, such as Boral, Fletcher Building, James Hardie and ADBRI have recently had to apply a sweep of changes to their business operations.
Industry News, News, Regulation, Regulation News

Victorian quarry fees paused until 2021

Earth Resources Regulation has postponed all rent and annual fees for quarries in Victoria until the start of next year.

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