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Geology-based planning and the aggregate industry - Perspectives from opposite sides of the globe

Mining Engineering

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Abstract

In Australia and in the United States, encroachment by conflicting land uses, zoning restrictions and the "not-in-my-backyard" syndrome make it increasingly difficult to access high-quality aggregate resources located near their market areas. Attempts by government agencies in the United States to protect aggregate resources for future development have met with varying degrees of success. The State of Queensland, Australia, designates aggregate resource areas as Key Resource Areas. These protect the resource and the routes to transport the resource, provide a separation area from incompatible land uses and indicate the likelihood that the area is free from conflicting social or environmental issues.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Geology-based planning and the aggregate industry - Perspectives from opposite sides of the globe
Series title:
Mining Engineering
Volume
58
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
63
Last page:
68
Number of Pages:
6