AGGREGATE & QUARRY ASSOCIATION
Briefing to incoming ministers – quarry sector and aggregate supply
The Aggregate and Quarry Association (AQA) is the industry body representing construction material companies which produce an estimated 45 million tonnes of aggregate and quarried materials consumed in New Zealand each year – about a 9-tonne truckload per person.
Funded by its members, the AQA has a mandate to increase understanding of the need for aggregates to New Zealanders, improve our industry and users’ technical knowledge of aggregates and assist in developing a highly skilled workforce within a safe and sustainable work environment.
Click here to read our 2023 Briefing To Incoming Ministers.
BRIEFING ON THE QUARRY SECTOR AND AGGREGATE SUPPLY FOR 2023
GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES
“There are very few materials that do not have a suitable substitute, but bulky, low-value materials like sand, stone and rock are unlikely to go out of fashion any time soon – they’re needed for almost everything we build from cycleways to cellphone towers and wind farms. With a growing pipeline of major projects on the horizon we need to protect the availability of our best resources for generations to come.”
–Ross Copland, CEO Infrastructure Commission.
Click here to read our 2023 Pre-Election Briefing To Incoming Ministers.
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.