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Posted on October 7, 2015 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (172)

Working model quarry will delight young and old!


A working model of a quarry will be exhibited next month, providing the general public with an accessible way to understand the extractive industries.


The miniature quarry operation, which will be on display as part of the Seniors Week Expo in East Devonport, Tasmania in October, features scaled-down replica models of heavy machinery that can mimic the workings of their real life counterparts.

Over the past six decades, the detailed and fully operational model has expanded to fill a 5.5m x 2.2m trailer and includes plant such as an excavator, dump trucks, a rotary screen, bucket elevators and even a train. However, current owner Barry Blenkhorn told Quarry that the exhibit had started from a single model of a crusher, built by his late brother, Noel Blenkhorn.


The 78-year-old Blenkhorn explained that he and his brother had picked up model-building as a hobby in their early teens, taking inspiration from their surroundings.


“Our father and grandfather had a crushing plant that we used to drag around the north of Tasmania, crushing metal [aggregate] for roads,” he said. “Noel thought that if a big crusher could work, why not a little one? So he scaled it down to [a model].”


The crusher, which Noel built at age 18, became a life-long project, with ideas for new models drawn from the quarry located across from the brothers’ childhood home as well as from the local cement works.


“Once you build a crusher, you don’t stop there,” Blenkhorn stated. “It’s got to be added to, and hence the quarry evolved.” 


Posted on August 26, 2015 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (874)

Hello Peeps, ‪#‎Facebook‬ is a great tool for catching up with friends, family and clients. But the more content gets out there (e.g. posts, large cat photos, auto-playing videos), the more flooded our timelines become and the more posts that will never be seen by our audience.

Facebook Groups are the NEW Forums! In an attempt to address this issue, and stay connected with our fans, Anderleigh Quarry is also running a dedicated group for our ‪#‎landscaping‬, ‪#‎retainingwall‬, ‪#‎earthmoving‬, and ‪#‎civilconstruction‬ customers.

So if your passionate about what you do, and want to keep up to date with ‪#‎Anderleigh‬'s products, prices and anything else that Dave's got going on out on the ‪#‎mountainoflove‬! Here you can also ask Dave about any ‪#‎Quarrying‬ issues, you might be concerned with including ‪#‎legisatlion‬, ‪#‎training‬ and ‪#‎healthandsafety‬! Looking forward to seeing you there ;)

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C2C News

Posted on July 2, 2015 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (219)

Media Release: Tender awarded for early works on Cooroy to Curra Section C


The early works contract for the Bruce Highway Cooroy to Curra Section C project has been awarded to BMD Constructions Pty Ltd.


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said these safety improvements will save lives.


“This project is part of the Cooroy to Curra Section C (Traveston to Woondum) highway upgrade, and has been fast-tracked due to the pressing need to address safety concerns on this stretch of road,” Mr Truss said.


“Between 2000 and 2010 there have been 82 recorded crashes on this section of highway, including 17 hospitalisations and seven fatalities.


“The works will significantly reduce the risk of accidents, particularly crashes that result in severe injuries or fatalities. This includes head-on crashes and crashes that occur when motorists attempt to enter a high-volume, high-speed road such as the Bruce Highway.”


Works will involve widening the existing highway between Woondum and the Six Mile Creek Rest area and installing a raised median to separate opposing directions of traffic.


Dedicated left and right-turn lanes will be constructed at the Keefton Road and Six Mile Creek rest area intersections and protected entry lanes will be constructed to provide access to the Gold Nugget Service station.


Works are expected to start in the coming weeks and take approximately 12 months to complete, weather permitting.


Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey said Section C of the Cooroy to Curra stretch of the Bruce Highway was one of Queensland's most significant road upgrades.


“The Bruce Highway and Venardos Avenue intersection will also be upgraded. It's a busy intersection that provides access to a large industrial estate,” Mr Bailey said.


“The upgrade involves the construction of left and right-turn lanes into Venardos Avenue to separate through and turning traffic, and to improve visibility for motorists entering the highway.


“As an added bonus, this project will provide a substantial boost to the local economy and support up to 700 direct jobs over the life of the project. It comes at a time when jobs and job security are more important than ever.


“Over the next 12 months motorists can expect changed traffic conditions on the highway, including speed reductions, and I thank motorists and local residents and businesses in advance for their patience while these important works are being undertaken.”


Detailed design is nearing completion for the remainder of Section C and construction of the new highway is expected to start during 2016.


The Australian Government is funding 80 per cent of the total project cost up to $499.4 million, with the Queensland Government providing 20 per cent of the total project cost at $124.9 million.

Ending the financial year with a BANG!

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (109)

The AQ team has had a long and busy year.  We opened the gates after a long period of sleep after a successful development application, completed a major rehabilitation project in the middle of a cyclone, and completed 9 civil construction jobs.  All in all we think we did pretty awesome! We launched our new website...and blog which you are reading 8) developed a training program and kicked a few home runs! The best part all happened in six short months!  I can tell you this....they didnt feel like six short months, it felt like much longer. 

During the coming months we will be aiming higher again with some nice prospects on the horizon.  Facebook will be promoting a competition to WIN a Sandstone Retaining Wall Feature to the value of $5000, as well as Our Price Match Guarantee for Retail Landscape Yards.  Although there has been a slight delay in the start of our Training Program, it to is due to launch bringing some amazeballs opportunities for some keen and enthusiastic people! AND last but not least we will get to see the house that Anderleigh built! LOL...

No really, we are UBER EXCITED that Antoni from Pietra Lunga Stone Masonry will be building a house from our RED METAL!  I absolutely LOVE his little chapel in downtown Montville! Its not only environmentally friendly, its handmade and totally gorgeous! The Pietra Lunga Team work very hard and take seriously the action of reducing our carbon footprint.  They bring their materials straight from the quarry to you! We will be hearing a lot more about them in the coming months as they update their website and send us some great progress pictures of their Red Metal house! Happy end of year all......

Noisy Neighbours

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (199)

Noisy neighbours, hmmm that would be us!! Unfortunately while Dave, Kev and the others have been working like trojans these past couple of weeks, we have been making a bit of a racket too! And fair enough I too like my peace and quiet time.

It has come to our attention that we need to be more understanding and respectful of our neighbours; which of course, we agree 100%. It is also our duty to be compliant; which of course, we agree 100%. Therefore we have added some useful links to our website to give us gentle reminders every now and then.

If you visit How to Make a Complaint I tried to outline evrything you need to know to do so.  Like this website and blog there are things being added almost daily, so Im getting there.  In the meantime thank you for your patience and understanding and please call if you need anything :)

I have ordered some postcards with similiar information on it for neighbours, and our friends at DME and DEHP alike.  They also will give good details on how to contact Dave as a first point of contact, and a where to from there.  Dave and I plan to visit everyone just before we take a well earned break at the beach with the kids on school holidays.  A bit cold for the beach I know....but, emphasis on well earned break.  

About the noise, we hear you, and point taken seriously.  See you when we get back. 


Retail Landscape Yards

Posted on June 18, 2015 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (158)

The AQ boss says we need to get this rock out of here! He said he would match anyone else's price to make that happen! Heres what he came up with...

Price Match Guarantee for Landscape Yards Promotion. Our Price Match Guarantee is part of our commitment to always offer you the BEST Materials at the BEST Price. If you find Quarry Materials with another Quarry that’s better than ours – we’ll beat it in 15/16 financial year by 25%.  That's right 25% off our competitors normal price.  Simply email Emily by following this link, fill in the form, and we'll give you Quarry Materials for 25% less than our competitors price!!!

Quite simply we'd rather you got your rocks off us! ;)

Kilkivan Flood Restoration Works

Posted on June 14, 2015 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The AQ guys have been working tirelessly and closely with EarthTec Civil Constructions carrying out a number of flood restoration works around the Gympie and Wide Bay Burnett area. Someone left Dave to take the pictures of this job site at Kilkivan, and the pictures don't do the works justice, However, many thousands of tonnes of Red Metal have been hand pitched into the embankment of this previously devastated causeway, stabilising it and restoring it to a safe and usable roadway. Great work Dave, Kev, Graham, Dan and his crew, and a special thanks to Jon Kennedy!!! 

Air Conditioned Akubra!

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (20)

Dave is breaking in his new cowboy hat after FINALLY hanging up the much loved earlier model that was recently seen sporting an open air ventilation feature!

RED METAL Feature Wall & Staircase

Posted on June 8, 2015 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi everyone,

Welcome to our NEW Blog! I've never had to write a blog before, so this will be a new experience, full of twists and turns I expect.  I've never been good at keeping a diary either, remembering to come back and write in a diary regularly is an issue for me.  So fingers crossed that something gets written....anything gets written in the blog that keeps you coming back . 

Starting the week with Dan Peters Earthmoving who has just posted updated pictures of his project.  Its looking fantastic!!! Dan has been using Anderleigh's RED METAL Hard Rock.  He's doing a stellar job at a long winding retaining wall and staircase feature on the Sunshine Coast. For more info check Dan out at

RED METAL is EXCLUSIVE to Anderleigh Quarry, Sawn by Mother Nature, Approved by Main Roads with Los Angeles Value Grading! If you would like to see some samples or place an order, please use the contact us feature here on the website and we will organise this for you.  

Thanks guys, see you next week! :)