NQLD Site Tour, Dinner & Networking

Join us for a site tour of the BQC Quarries Rock Quarry in the Burdekin district.  The site tour will be followed by dinner, educational and informative presenters and networking at Claredale Pastures, Clare.



When:    Tuesday 20th April 2021

Time:     5.00pm - 9.00pm

Where: BQC Quarry              
              1464 Ayr-Dalbeg Rd                           
              MONA PARK  QLD 
              Directions here

Bus:      A bus will be provided from Townsville to BQC Quarry, dependent on numbers.  
              A cost of $20/person, in addition to the registration fee, will be charged to those attendees using the bus.
              The bus will depart Cluden Racecourse @ 4.00pm              
              CLUDEN  QLD  


BQC Quarries manufactures stone products from hard rock quarrying and has been servicing the Burdekin, Bowen and Whitsunday regions for over 40 years.  Products include, but are not limited to:

  • Pavement and screening materials for road construction and civil construction
  • CTB, OMC and Precoated material for road construction
  • Rail Ballast
  • Aggregates for concrete plants
  • Sized rock products for flood damage/river trust work/irrigation/landscaping

BQC operates quarries in Bowen and the Burdekin district.

Mandatory PPE:   Hard hats, gloves, High vis long sleeve shirt or long sleeve shirt with high vis vest, long pants and steel capped boots.



5.00pm: Arrival (at BQC) & Registration

5.15pm: Introduction & Site Tour
                - Foam Bitumen Plant - hosted by Matthew Burns
                - BQC Quarry - hosted by Lawrence Fahey

6.15pm: Bus departs for transfer to Claredale Pastures Cafe / Make own way to Claredale Pastures

6.30pm: Welcome & Site Debrief from Branch Chair | Greg Rains

6.45pm: Presentation by Event Sponsor | Justin Guilfoyle, Finlay Screening & Crushing

6.55pm: Dinner

7.35pm: Presentation by TMR | Damien Volker
                Damien will present on the foam bitumen plant - what it is, how it works, the benefits to TMR's 
                infrastructure, particularly in NQ conditions, forward planning and how it ties in with the 
                unbound pavement specs.

7.45pm  Dessert

8.05pm  Presentation by TIG | Scott Meyn
                Scott will present an overview of the Haughton Flood Plains Project, where foam bitumen fits into the project, including experiences and challenges with
                foam bitumen.

8.20pm  Networking

9.00pm  Event concludes


This event is kindly sponsored by:




Members:   $60.00

Non Members/Guests:  $75.00 (to become a member, click here)



All information is correct at the time of publication. The IQA reserves the right to alter or delete items as required, and takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions and changes.

4/20/2021 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
E. Australia Standard Time
1464 Ayr-Dalbeg Road Mona Park, QLD AUSTRALIA

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