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Aggregate & Quarry Association

Resource Management

The Resource Management Act governs most aspects of a quarry operation.

The AQA worked with the Ministry for the Environment and Local Government NZ to provide best practice guidelines on to deal with the complex of resource management issues we face in the aggregate and quarry industry.

Find these guidelines on the Quality Planning website.

They cover:

  • Integrated management approach to planning for quarrying and gravel extraction
  • Planning steps and timeframes for aggregate resources
  • Planning steps and timeframes for aggregate resources
  • Quarry resource management issues and effects
  • Developing objectives & policies to avoid/remedy/mitigate extraction effects
  • Management methods
  • Best practice examples

About quarrying in New Zealand

Using Aggregate

Aggregates are the most consumed bulk product in the world after water. New Zealand uses 9-10 tonnes of aggregate every year for each adult and child.

Building NZ

To build an average house, you need about 250 tonnes of aggregate - for use in concrete, asphalt, mortar and building products.

Our Community

The quarry industry is committed to working alongside local communities and follows stringent planning, environmental and operating conditions.

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