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.
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.
To build an average house, you need about 250 tonnes of aggregate - for use in concrete, asphalt, mortar and building products.
The quarry industry is committed to working alongside local communities and follows stringent planning, environmental and operating conditions.