AGGREGATE & QUARRY ASSOCIATION
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Ban on developing wet land will shut quarries, halt infrastructure
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.
Plan for quarries or face more Transmission Gully debacles
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.
No infrastructure roll-out without rock
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 Policy Briefing June 2020
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 email@example.com.
NZP&M Quarries Survey is Live
Annual Return of Industrial Rocks and Minerals Output 2019 (Quarry Survey) The information collected by NZP&M is the only reliable data on aggregate production and is critical in our discussions with Government over sector issues.We encourage everyone, whether...
Sites should use the next week to plan for Safe reopening
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...
COVID-19 Information relating to our industry can be found here.
Opotiki project confirms benefits of local rock
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.
Wayne Scott: Getting the fundamentals right with infrastructure spending
Featured in the NZ Herald The Government has signalled that 2020 will see major announcements on infrastructure. Given this is an election year, there will no doubt be plenty of photo opportunities of Ministers in fluoro jackets wielding spades or sitting on diggers.
Industry Group chalks up half century
The Aggregate & Quarry Association (AQA) is celebrating its 50th anniversary. “it’s a milestone and demonstrates the stability of the industry and its importance for New Zealand,” says AQA CEO Wayne Scott.
ABOUT QUARRYING IN NEW ZEALAND
Aggregates are the most consumed bulk product in the world after water. New Zealand uses 9-10 tonnes of aggregate every year for each adult and child.
To build an average house, you need about 250 tonnes of aggregate - for use in concrete, asphalt, mortar and building products.
The quarry industry is committed to working alongside local communities and follows stringent planning, environmental and operating conditions.