New regulations which halt work near any land that gets wet will push already short supplies of rock, gravel and sand into a crisis situation, drive up prices and put the delivery of shovel-ready projects at risk.
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The national quarry organisation says it hopes that the delays and cost blow-out for Transmission Gully may finally see a change in Government and council planning for major projects.
Successive governments have failed to plan where quarried materials will come from for New Zealand roads and buildings. Unless rapidly addressed, Aggregate and Quarry Association CEO Wayne Scott says all the promises of infrastructure being key to the COVID-19...
AQA has release a Policy Briefing ahead of this years September Election. You can view it, and AQA members can request hard copies by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use the next week to plan how your extractive site will prepare for any change in COVID-19 status. That’s the advice from Aggregate and Quarry Association (AQA) CEO Wayne Scott, who also leads the extractive sectors health and safety organisation, MinEx. Speaking...
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An announcement that the Opotiki harbour project is proceeding underscores the benefits that local quarries bring, says Aggregate and Quarries Association (AQA) Chief Executive, Wayne Scott. Funding of $79.4 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to help build the harbour, principally to support marine farms off the Opotiki coast, was announced by Infrastructure and Fisheries Ministers Shane Jones and Stuart Nash today. Earlier, the project was deferred after a huge cost blow-out, for which a major factor was the transport costs imposed by importing rock for the harbour development from 90km away.
The Rock our Future competition was run by the national Aggregate and Quarry Association (AQA) to mark their 50th anniversary. Schools were invited to have pupils design a quarry which could crush and load ten truckloads of aggregate an hour.
New continued professional development requirements for the extractive sector deserve praise for their content and the approach taken, says Wayne Scott, CEO of both the quarry industry national organisation and its health and safety council.
Two South Island quarries entries proved too good to separate as winners in the annual MIMICO environment and community awards run by the Aggregate and Quarry Association. Canterbury quarries also featured in two other awards (details later in release.) Two South...