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Construction materials are the foundation of our local communities. They are used to build social infrastructure, such as our roads, footpaths, parks, schools, hospitals, workplaces and our homes. 
  • Our industry employs 30,000 Australians and contributes $15 billion to the economy. We are a fundamental component of the construction industry, which contributes $200 billion to the Australian economy
  • Construction materials are high volume, low cost products that must be sourced close to their market. This means our industry is a vital member of the local community in which it operates, especially in regional and remote areas
  • Sites often have a long operational life, which means the industry will be a member of the community for the long term. This not only provides long term employment opportunities for local people but also provides investment certainty for local businesses and suppliers
  • We are committed to working with the community to ensure that infrastructure needs are met and that any operational concerns are managed to eliminate, or minimise, our impact on local communities 
 
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Nov 1, 2019 – CCAA calls on the SA Government to develop an "Extractives Strategy", which both recognizes the important role that the extractive industry plays in the SA economy and as an enabling industry to other wealth generating sectors.
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Sep 27, 2019 – CCAA has made a submission to the Local Government Act review seeking regulatory oversight of borrow pits. Under the SA Local Government Act, Councils can create a borrow pit to extract rubble, but only for the purposes of carrying out their duties.
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Dec 18, 2017 – CCAA welcomes efforts to simplify the legal processes associated with ACH, increasing certainty and reducing time and cost to proponents and the community, while balancing development needs and the protection of Aboriginal heritage.
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Sep 1, 2014 – The importance of BRM’s to the broader community is acknowledged by the Department of State Development’s Strategic Assessment of the Perth and Peel Regions, in which CCAA participates as part of the reference group.
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Dec 6, 2013 – CCAA recommends Plan Melbourne recognise the importance of retaining and appropriately protecting natural resources that will be essential for delivering the forecast development at an affordable price.
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Nov 25, 2013 – CCAA acknowledges the Western Australian Government’s many decades of strong support for the industry and encourages the development of appropriate planning regulation that balances the needs of industry and the community.
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Sep 17, 2013 – Access to local construction material resources is a fundamental issue for the industry and for Victoria and the Great South Coast Region’s continued economic prosperity.
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Sep 17, 2013 – CCAA believes that there are a number of important characteristics that make our industry unique and demand inclusion within Victoria’s planning system.
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Jul 5, 2013 – Access to local construction material resources is a fundamental issue for the industry and for Victoria and the Hume Region's continued economic prosperity.
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Jul 5, 2013 – Access to local construction material resources is a fundamental issue for the industry and for Victoria and the Central Highlands Region’s continued economic prosperity.
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Jul 5, 2013 – CCAA welcomes the draft Regional Growth Plan’s recognition that access to local construction material resources is a fundamental issue for the industry and for Victoria and the Great South Coast Region’s continued economic prosperity, as outlined i
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Jul 5, 2013 – Access to local construction material resources is a fundemental issue for the industry and for Victoria and the Gippsland Region's continued economic prosperity.
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May 17, 2013 – Access to local construction material resources is a fundamental issue for the industry and for Victoria and the Loddon Mallee South Region’s continued economic prosperity.
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Feb 22, 2013 – Access to local construction material resources is a fundamental issue for the industry and for Victoria and the Loddon Mallee North Region’s continued economic prosperity.
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Nov 14, 2012 – CCAA supports the concept of separation distances as they help to provide a reasonable planning framework and help to avoid land use conflicts.
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Oct 26, 2012 – CCAA acknowledges the Western Australian Government’s many decades of strong support for the industry and looks forward to the Quarry application process being amended according to the above noted points.
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Oct 1, 2012 – A Parliamentary Committee - Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee (EDIC) recently released its Inquiry into Greenfields Mineral Exploration and Project Development in Victoria and the relevant recommendations are included here in an
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Sep 19, 2012 – Victoria's planning system currently supports the appropriate development of extractive industry in non urban planning zones.
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Nov 29, 2011 – The extractive industry in Victoria is probably the most fractured and competitive in Australia.
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Sep 20, 2011 – CCAA recommends that the Shire review the proposed Whitby Local Structure Plan to determine how it can comply with all planing policies and guidelines for the protection of both current users and future residents
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Sep 2, 2011 – CCAA believes there are a number of important characteristics that make our industry unique and demand attention from Government.
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Aug 19, 2011 – The Victorian regulatory environment needs to be internationally competitive to continue to attract capital to ensure an ongoing, competitive, vibrant extractive industry, one that helps to maintain housing affordability and lower infrastructure co