Daracon Quarries, trading as Buttai Gravel, shapes foundations through the supply and delivery of high-quality material and products for use in general civil, rail and marine construction.

We supply and deliver the highest quality material and products for use in concrete, asphalt and general civil construction, produced from four quarry sites and made to suit various specification including RMS, ARTC and Sydney Trains in the local construction industry. 

In addition, Daracon owns and operates an extensive mobile contract crushing operation to service clients on various construction projects, quarries and mines across NSW and Australia. 

Our personnel are highly regarded industry professionals who understand your project needs, and work tirelessly to deliver your material on time and to the required specification. Our collaborative approach enables us to understand your project’s requirements and provide solutions to meet them.

Daracon Quarries and Contract Crushing Operations boast many years of safe, environmentally sound and efficient operations, producing high quality products. Our systems are accredited and audited to Quality ISO 9001 Environmental ISO14001 and Safety ISO 4801.

Martins Creek Quarry reduced quarry operations on 24 September 2019 and currently functions under limited operational parameters.

For General Quarry Construction Material Supplies please contact our dedicated Sales Team who will be able to help source your specific requirements through our extensive industry network. The sales team can be contacted on (02) 4974 9273 or quarries@daracon.com.au.

Located about 28km north of Maitland, Martins Creek Quarry (formerly operated by Railcorp) has been established for over 100 years. Daracon have leased and operated the quarry site since December 2012 with a deposit of durable Andesite allowing production of high-quality hard rock products, including:

  • Rail Ballast
  • Sealing Aggregates
  • Asphalt Aggregates
  • Concrete Aggregates
  • Manufactured Sand
  • Drainage Aggregates
  • DGB and DGS
  • Stabilstone (heavily bound R73)
  • Gabion / Armour Rock

Our materials are processed in accordance with Australian Standards, Local Government, State Government, and ARTC specifications. Martins Creek Quarry materials are typically used for rail construction, concrete and asphalt production, spray sealing of roads, RMS main road developments, airport developments, construction and maintenance of local roads, subdivision construction and other civil and building projects.

Processing is carried out utilising a comprehensive purpose-built fixed plant that is operated and maintained by a team of highly skilled operators, fitters and technicians. Martins Creek Quarry also has the added benefit of a rail siding, allowing train loading for ballast and aggregate deliveries throughout Newcastle, Upper Hunter, North Coast and Sydney Metropolitan areas.

State Significant Development Application

Daracon is currently seeking development approval to continue the existing Quarry operations and consolidate the existing development approvals. The Project is being assessed as a State Significant Development Application (SSDA).

An Environmental Impact Statement was on exhibition in late 2016. Documents associated with the SSDA are available on the Department of Planning and Environment’s major projects website http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/

Additional information for the Martins Creek Quarry Project is available for viewing online at https://umwelt.mysocialpinpoint.com/martins-creek-quarry and the following documents:

Martins Creek Quarry Update - Community Information August 2022

Martins Creek Quarry Update - Community Information May 2021

Martins Creek Quarry Update - Community Information July 2020

Martins Creek Quarry Update - Community Information June 2018

Martins Creek Quarry Project Timeline

Blast Notification Procedure

Blast Notifications

Community Consultative Committee

MQCCC Meeting Minutes.pdf

MQCCC Notifications.pdf

MCQAG Community Survey - Response Sept 2015.pdf

Links

Code of Conduct


Located 30 minutes west of Newcastle, Buttai Quarry is a sandstone conglomerate that produces quality base, sub-base, select, rail capping, engineering, and environmental fill/capping products.  

Our materials are typically utilised in RMS main road developments, local roads, subdivisions, rail environmental rehabilitation and contamination projects in the Newcastle, Central Coast and Hunter Regions.  

We manufacture in accordance with Australian Standards, Local Government, State Government, and ARTC specifications. Production of material is carried out utilising Daracon owned and operated contract crushing equipment and pugmills on a campaign basis driven by market demand. 

Community Consultative Committee

CCC Meeting Minutes

CCC Presentations

Previous CCC Meeting Minutes

Previous CCC Presentations

Annual Environmental Management Reports

2023 Report

2022 Report

2021 Report

2020 Report

2019 Report

Resource Recovery Facility

Approval Consent

SEARs

SEARs Request Letter

Ardglen Quarry (formerly operated by Railcorp) was established in 1890 and is situated approximately 53km north of Scone. Daracon leased the quarry in 2004, and have re-commissioned the quarry periodically to produce construction materials to support local infrastructure projects, such as the Scone Bypass

In July, 2024 Daracon commenced quarrying of construction materials from within the newly approved extension area which will be used to construct the Colusens Creek project. Materials will also be available to local councils and business to help build a range of road, rail, renewable energy, civil construction and residential subdivisions in the Upper Hunter and surrounds. 

Ardglen's deposit is a durable Basalt allowing production of high quality hard rock products, including:

  • Rail Ballast
  • Asphalt Aggregates
  • Concrete Aggregates
  • Sealing Aggregates
  • Drainage Aggregates
  • Manufactured Sand
  • DGB and DGS Road Base Gravels
  • Stabilstone (heavily bound R73)
  • Gabion / Armour Rock

Materials are processed in accordance with Australian Standards, Local Government, State Government, and ARTC specifications. Quarry materials are typically used for rail construction, concrete and asphalt production, spray sealing of roads and RMS main road developments in the Upper Hunter and Liverpool Plains areas.


Community Consultative Committee

CCC Meeting Minutes

CCC Meeting Presentations

Previous CCC Meeting Minutes

Previous CCC Meeting Presentations

Ardglen Quarry Community Consultative Committee Vacancy

Annual Environmental Management Reports

2022 Report

2021 Report

2020 Report

2019 Report

2018 Report

2017 Report

2016 Report

Links

Ardglen Independent Environmental Audit

DPE Acceptance of 2022 IEA

Ardglen Environmental Management Strategy

Traffic & Transport Management Plan

Air Quality Management Plan

Noise Management Plan

Blast Management Plan

Water Management Plan

Landscape Management Plan

Approval of Landscape Management Plan

Ardglen Updated Consent

Code of Conduct

Conservation Agreement

Just north of the beachside town of Kiama, Bombo Quarry (operated by Sydney Trains) has been established for over 100 years. Daracon’s agreement with Sydney Trains stipulates works as the off-take of material for use in various construction applications. Material able to be supplied and delivered includes:

  • Asphalt Aggregates
  • Concrete Aggregates
  • Sealing Aggregates
  • Drainage Aggregates
  • Manufactured Sand
  • DGB and DGS Road Base Gravels
  • Stabilstone (heavily bound R73)

Materials are processed in accordance with Australian Standards, Local Government, State Government, Sydney Trains and ARTC specifications. Quarry materials are typically used for rail construction, concrete and asphalt production, spray sealing of roads, RMS main road developments in the Sydney and South Coast regions.

The Rye Park Quarries Project comprises two quarries in Hilltops Local Government Area (Barrackville and Fairburn) and one quarry in
Yass Valley Local Government Area (Echo 1). The quarries have been established to supply roadbase and other quarry products for the construction of roads and hardstands areas to the Rye Park Windfarm Project. Each quarry site will support the extraction,
processing, stockpiling and transport of up to 30 000m3 of quarry product per annum.

Featured Projects

Scone Airport Airside Infrastructure

Daracon was engaged by Upper Hunter Shire Council for the Scone Airport Airside Infrastructure Upgrade to ensure the airport’s compliance with safety regulations and allow for the construction of a new terminal building, hangars and Warbirds Visitor Aviation Attraction.

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Featured Projects

MR195 Cessnock Road Flood Access (Testers Hollow)

The MR195 Cessnock Road Upgrade at Testers Hollow project involves the construction of a 670m roadway between Cliftleigh and Gillieston Heights. The project is required in order to minimise the impact on the community during flood events, in which the existing road can flood for an extended period of time.

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Featured Projects

Knights Centre of Excellence

Located on the corner of Bavin and Perth Road, Broadmeadow, NSW. Previously the area has been utilized for cricket and junior Rugby League matches but in recent years it has been rarely used as a consequence of it becoming waterlogged after rain events due to inadequate site grading and drainage. 

The project involves the construction of 3 full-size Rugby League fields, 2 mini fields along with 2 private and 1 public carpark and the upgrade of existing Bavin Road.

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Service Contacts

General Quarry Sales
Quarry Sales Team - 02 4974 9273
Leadership Team
Martins Creek Quarry
Complaints Line - 1300 663 151
Hunter Valley
Ardglen Quarry
Complaints Line - 1300 663 151
Hunter Valley
Buttai Quarry
Complaints Line - 1300 663 151
Hunter Valley
Rye Park Quarries
Complaints Line - 1300 663 151
Sydney

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