KEEPING COSTS LOW
Quarries are usually long term operations and often serve the needs of their community for many years. Extensive planning is required to balance any local impacts while serving our needs for the construction of road and buildings.
Local geology determines where the resources are located in the earth. Quarries must be located where these materials are and where existing transport infrastructure, principally roads, are available to get the materials to market. It’s also about efficiency, safety and the environment. The closer a quarry is to its markets, the cheaper the cost of supplying the materials. This flows through to the cost of constructing homes, driveways, paving, roads and all other facilities our communities rely on.
Because the trucks delivering these materials have fewer kilometres to travel, there are fewer trucks needed, less wear and tear and congestion on our roads, reduced risk of accidents and less CO2 emissions.