Daracon Quarries Trading as Buttai Gravel supplies and delivers 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 own and operate 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.

Our Quarry 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.

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/

Further information is also provided in the Community Information Sheet and Martins Creek Quarry SSDA steps diagram

Blast Notification Procedure

Blast Notifications.pdf

Community Consultative Committee

MQCCC Meeting Minutes.pdf

MQCCC Notifications.pdf

MCQAG Community Survey - Response Sept 2015.pdf

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

Links

Annual Environmental Management Report

Recycling Proposal

SEARs

SEARs Request Letter

Ardglen Quarry (formerly operated by Railcorp) and has been established for over 100 years and is situated approximately 53km north of Scone. Leasing the quarry in 2004, Daracon have been in charge of care and maintenance since 2012, and during its more recent re-commissioning to help service the Scone Bypass project with material. 

Ardglen 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

Links

Annual Environmental Management Report

Ardglen Environmental Audit

Ardglen Environmental Management Strategy

Ardglen Environmental Management Strategy Appendices

Traffic & Transport Management Plan

Air Quality Management Plan

Noise Management Plan

Ardglen Updated Consent

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.

Featured Projects

Gowrie Gates Bridge Replacement

Affectionately known by Singleton locals as the ‘Hole in the Wall’, the Gowrie Gates Bridge Replacement project involved us replacing an existing twin steel, transom top rail underbridge that carries the Main Northern Rail Line (over the New England Highway). This project was a joint-funded project with ARTC/RMS. 

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Featured Projects

Lee Wharf Seawall Upgrade

Located within the Honeysuckle Precinct Area, adjacent to Newcastle CBD, the Lee Wharf 4 and 5 project involved placing rock revetment along existing sheet pile walls to upgrade and stabilise the sea wall. We were required to ensure it was structurally suitable to support future urban development. 

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Service Contacts

Martins Creek Quarry
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Hunter Valley
Ardglen Quarry
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Hunter Valley
Buttai Quarry
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Hunter Valley

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