Sustainable civil construction material producer Alex Fraser has been granted a Quarry Registration Certificate from the Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).
The registration is set to encourage the use of recycled construction materials throughout the industry, in major roads and infrastructure projects.
The registration gives major contractors the ability to choose a certified supplier of recycled road base and aggregate, that delivers on sustainability and quality in compliance with TMR specifications.
Alex Fraser’s Archerfield and Nudgee Recycling Facilities have received the registration, with the certificate controlled to ensure consistent quality of product.
Alex Fraser Recycling GM Sean McCormick said the Queensland Government’s move to increase the use of recycled material in road projects is accelerating the circular economy.
“The best way to improve resource recovery is to develop strong markets – a critical part of that is having certified suppliers, and clear specifications for the use of recycled products,” he said.
“Alex Fraser’s Quarry Registration Status means the industry now has a go-to certified supplier for sustainable materials across a wide range of applications.”
Alex Fraser’s Recycling Facilities in Archerfield and Nudgee have the annual capacity to divert more than one million tonnes of South East Queensland’s construction and demolition waste, recycling it for reuse in sustainable infrastructure projects, that can reduce carbon emissions by up to 65 per cent.
Projects such as the Bruce Highway have previously featured contributions from Alex Fraser, which included 5,500 tonnes of Recycled Concrete Pavement Material.
McCormick said the registration will help to promote the use of recycled products throughout the industry.
“There’s been a lot of talk around increasing the use of recycled products – TMR has taken real action by awarding this Quarry Registration Certificate to Alex Fraser. It’s an exciting time to be in recycling and construction in Queensland,” he said.