The Resource Management Act governs most aspects of a quarry operation.

The AQA worked with the Ministry for the Environment and Local Government NZ to provide best practice guidelines on to deal with the complex of resource management issues we face in the aggregate and quarry industry.

Find these guidlines on the Quality Planning website.
They cover:
  • Integrated management approach to planning for quarrying and gravel extraction
  • Planning steps and timeframes for aggregate resources
  • Planning steps and timeframes for aggregate resources
  • Quarry resource management issues and effects
  • Developing objectives & policies to avoid/remedy/mitigate extraction effects
  • Management methods
  • Best practice examples
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