AQA members produce in estimated excess of 45 million tonnes of aggregate, limestone and allied products per year. That’s about 9-10 tonnes – or a truckload, for every New Zealander, young and old. Our members produce the aggregates which form the foundation and walls of almost every building across our nation as well most of our roads. Quarries also supply allied raw materials such as limestone which help keep our farms productive.
We have four key strategies driving the next 5 years that are delivering results for our members:
For more information on being an AQA member, refer to benefits of being an AQA Member.
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.