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Another boost for mining with quarry products in high demand

Supplier: Locker Group
23 September, 2014

Queensland is once again providing a significant boost to both mining products and jobs in the region.

Mining products

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) reported in a July 28 media release that Adani Mining won federal approval for its $16.5 billion Carmichael mine and rail project in the Galilee Basin.

"Importantly, this is being done without compromising the world-leading environmental standards, for which Australia is rightly recognised," QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche said.

"Adani's Carmichael mine, rail and port infrastructure will drive thousands of new jobs and opportunities for Queenslanders in construction and permanent operational jobs for decades to come. Regional communities including Alpha, Clermont, Emerald, Bowen, Moranbah, Mackay, Rockhampton and Townsville are all expected to benefit from the development of the so-far untapped resources in the Galilee Basin."

According to Queensland's Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, projects within the Galilee Basin could attract more than $28 billion in investment, as well as provide more than 15,000 jobs during construction and over 13,000 operational positions.

Quarry products

However, quarry products also appear to be in high demand following the sale of a limestone quarry in Adelaide to Adelaide Brighton.

Administrators are quoted as saying the sale is great news for workers, as it will ensure a considerable amount of jobs are not lost.

Adelaide Brighton said that acquiring the quarry will mean the company can secure high-quality marble deposits to be used for its lime and off-white cement manufacturing.

With so much uncertainty surrounding both the mining and quarrying industries, every piece of good news comes as a cause for celebration and with happenings in Queensland and South Australia boosting demand for industrial products, it's a safe bet that organisations will be on the hunt for everything from walkway grating to mobile screening solutions.