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Boral acquires Queensland’s Booyal Quarries

The 75-hectare hard rock quarry will supply Boral’s asphalt and concrete plants in the nearby region

Boral has announced the completed acquisition of Booyal Quarries in Queensland, a 75-hectare hard rock quarry located 60km southwest of Bundaberg in the Wide Bay region.

The acquisition will provide security of supply to the company’s Wide Bay customers and integrated network, including asphalt and concrete plants at Hervey Bay, Bundaberg and Maryborough, it says, and Booyal staff will transfer over to Boral.

Boral executive general manager, concrete & quarries north, Paul Noakes says the acquisition will provide the company with a competitively strong quarry position to meet the infrastructure and development needs of the rapidly growing region.

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“The strategic acquisition of Booyal Quarries in Queensland will underpin Boral’s ongoing commitment to servicing the high-growth Wide Bay region,” he says.

“Booyal Quarries will play a crucial role in providing quarry materials to Boral’s local downstream asphalt and concrete operations to supply construction materials for the region’s robust infrastructure and development pipeline.

“Importantly, we look forward to welcoming Booyal Quarries’ staff who will continue their employment as part of the Boral team.

“Booyal Quarries is a high-quality and well-established business in the region, with significant quarry rock reserves, and providing security of supply to our local operations.

“The hard rock quarry currently supplies a full range of products including Transport and Main Roads certified aggregates and road bases.”

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