Local businesses to benefit from global brand project extension

Local businesses to benefit from global brand project extension

Small business is a big deal to the Capricornia Chamber of Commerce, and we are always looking out for our local businesses and members. On Wednesday 31st August, Phil Henry (President), Tanya Paul (Treasurer) and Robyn Lock (Events) were invited to the Holcim quarry at Nerimbera to see firsthand the proposed expansion for the quarry site. Victoria Musgrove (Planning Lead) and Darren Dunn (Quarry Manager) provided the Chamber committee members with a short presentation followed by a guided tour around the site. This quarry has been in operation since the 1960s, supplying hard rock to help build and maintain major infrastructure, housing and local construction works throughout Rockhampton Regional Council and Livingstone Shire Council. While their key partnerships include the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Queensland Rail, with Humes, which Holcim own, in Rockhampton to facilitate the precast concrete requirements.

As the Central Queensland region continues to expand with major infrastructure projects, as well as local residential, commercial and other developments. It’s important to remember these plans will all require high quality quarry materials. Holcim is positioned, and ready for their proposed extension to secure the long-term supply of this material from the Nerimbera Quarry.

To date, Victoria, Darren and the local Holcim team have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure their proposed extension meets all the legislative requirements as well as engaging the local community to discuss what more they can be doing to support the region and minimise any major disruptions. The Chamber continually advocates for more local input which is key to supporting economic growth and developments in our region. Holcim are always on the lookout for additional supply and collaboration opportunities, both big and small, and so the Chamber encourages local business to consider these opportunities. Also, currently, there are three employment opportunities available with training and a family friendly roster. For more information, please contact the Quarry Manager, Darren Dunn, for more information during business hours on 0419 477 700 or darren.dunn@holcim.com.

The overall plan to be staged out over several years


Holcim are currently finalising all their modelling and testing of the proposed extension with documents ready to be submitted this month. Local businesses have been engaged in facilitating this development and are keen to see the site grow into the future. The Capricornia Chamber will be inviting Victoria and Darren to host an information session with our members early in the new year to provide an update.

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