AGGREGATE & QUARRY ASSOCIATION
Technical & Planning
The Technical Committee’s role is to improve the technical knowledge of New Zealand aggregates for our members and users of our products and assist members to attain best practice in complying with operational, environmental and regulatory requirements. Some content which you can find in the members only section, is listed below.
AQA currently submit on all regional and district plans and encourage all of our members to submit on those plans that affect them. To assist you we have made a document – Key points relating to quarries for use in submissions on resource management policy and district plans, find it in the members only section.
The Guideline document is designed to assist members in preparing submissions on regional or district plans, and preparing development applications or similar Resource Management applications. It contains key points designed for members to be able to cut and paste into submissions on resource management policy, district plans etc. Please use these key points, as relevant, in your submissions.
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.