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    Quarry repairs coming to NSW

    Published on 29 February 2016, Monday, 1:49 AM

    Known as "the largest volcanic diatreme in the Sydney area", the Hornsby Quarry is slowly undergoing rehabilitation to turn it into a fantastic open area for nearby residents to use. It includes native blue gum forest, which is ecologically endangered, and provides a breathtaking backdrop for anyone visiting the area. 

    And according to a new media release from Minister for Infrastructure Warren Truss, the NorthConnex project could provide a helping hand in the redevelopment of the site. 

    "NorthConnex will bring wide-ranging benefits to residents and motorists through productivity improvements and jobs, but now it will also fix the long-standing Hornsby quarry issue," he noted.

    Federal Member for Berowra Phillip Ruddock also spoke on the move, noting that 2 million cubic metres of soil from the NorthConnex works could be used to fill in the hole at the quarry - a move that would require more than its fair share of diggers and excavation equipment. 

    "Once filled, the site will be safer. It also has the potential to be repurposed into a more suitable use for the community, such as a recreational area," Mr Ruddock added. 

    Hornsby Shire Council paid $25 million for this site in 2002, purchasing it from CSR Limited when it was no longer profitable. However, council was able to recoup $9 million of this, and has committed to the rehabilitation of the land for the betterment of the community. 

    Construction of NorthConnex is expected to finish in 2019, indicating a rough timeframe within which the quarry could be filled. This task will require large amounts of earth-moving equipment, which is an area in which Kennards Hire excels. Measuring and testing equipment can be vital in the early stages of these projects. To find out more or get a quote for excavation equipment for similar projects, you can contact your local Kennards Hire. 

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.