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New Chapter at Ardglen Quarry

News | Tuesday, 9th July 2024

On Monday, 8 July 2024 Daracon Group marked a new chapter for the historic Ardglen Quarry, which first opened in 1890. The re-opening of the site corresponds with the finalisation of various approvals, allowing quarrying of the high-quality basalt rock to continue into the extension area of the site. The quarry is now open for business and is  supplying quarry products to the local and regional market, including the Coulsens Creek Road upgrade, various railway upgrades and local councils and businesses.

The re-opening of Ardglen Quarry is a significant boost for the local construction industry by providing high-quality basalt materials, which will support a variety of infrastructure projects across the Upper Hunter, including road, rail, renewable energy, civil construction, and residential subdivisions in the Upper Hunter and surrounding districts. 

Daracon Group’s Executive Director David Mingay, Managing Director Jon Mingay and Director Business Development Adam Kelly turned the first shovel on the extension area.

"Commencing work in the extension area is a milestone for the Ardglen Quarry, as it not only creates local jobs but also secures a resource for years to come that will enable efficient delivery of construction materials for various building and civil projects throughout the region”," said Mr Kelly.

The availability of locally sourced construction materials will streamline the Coulsens Creek project, ensuring timely completion and minimising the truck movements from further afield to service the project.

"Having a reliable and secure source of construction materials is a fundamental building block for civil society, the quarry enhances both business and council’s ability and capacity to undertake and deliver essential infrastructure projects, benefiting the wider community for years to come," said Mr Kelly.

For more information about the Ardglen Quarry and Daracon Group's ongoing projects, visit the Daracon Group website.