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Authors: Jason C. Stevens, Deanna P. Rokich, Vernon J. Newton, Russell L. Barrett ...
Banksia woodlands: A restoration guide for the Swan Coastal Plain
Authors: Jason C. Stevens, Deanna P. Rokich, Vernon J. Newton, Russell L. Barrett and Kingsley W. Dixon
Banksia woodlands represent an important part of the rich fabric of Southwest Australia’s biodiversity. Their close proximity to the sprawling Perth Metropolitan Region has seen losses of 60% of woodland lost in areas with many of the remnants under increasing threats from processes associated with fragmentation. Integrating future planning with restoration knowledge from scientists and management practitioners is critical if we are to successfully manage and conserve these nationally important woodlands.
Banksia woodlands - A restoration guide for the Swan Coastal Plain provides the platform to achieve this biodiversity protection, enhancement and restoration. The book synthesises more than 20 years knowledge derived from research and development conducted by Kings Park and Botanic Garden, The University of Western Australia in collaboration with Hanson Construction Materials (formerly Rocla Quarry Products) and highlights how long-term industry-scientific partnerships driven by mutual visions can deliver leading restoration solutions. The book reflects the ethos of providing a truly integrated restoration scientific approach integrating concepts from restoration target definition, genetic guidelines, seed-plant-soil interactions, and their practical application.
With other significant contributions from experts across government, academia and industry this book provides the first comprehensive overview for practitioners, researchers and policy makers to assist Banksia woodland restoration activities and decisions, and a platform from which to build future strategies if these iconic systems are to remain an important part of the WA system.
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Price Increase (April 2016)
We wish to advise of a General Price Increase effective from 1 April 2016.
In addition, our Technical Service Charges and Surcharge Schedules have also been revised with effect from
1 April 2016. Updated versions are available on our website www.hanson.com.au
Hanson Semi Agitators have arrived
FIVE young researchers will be given the chance to showcase their most (bio) diverse side after b ...
Nature the ultimate winner in international biodiversity competition
FIVE young researchers will be given the chance to showcase their most (bio) diverse side after being selected to compete for an international award where nature is the ultimate winner.
The Quarry Life Award, organised globally by Hanson parent company HeidelbergCement, aims to raise knowledge about the biological value of mining and quarry sites and how managers can contribute to enhancing sustainability.
Almost 400 young students, graduates and researchers from 19 participating countries have applied for the award which is only in its second year.
From those applications, five project proposals from each country have been selected by a national jury to carry out field work between March and September.
Their selection has been based on their added value for nature and society, for innovative aspects, feasibility, raising public awareness and involvement of stakeholders.
Hanson Sustainability Manager Paul Timmins presented the top five Australian finalists with a $500 cheque each this week to support commencing their research at Hanson’s Tweed Sand Plant site.
“We all toured the site to give them an idea of where they can carry out their outdoor field research and they will have until the end of September to submit their reports,” Mr Timmins said.
“Eighty-six national jury members will evaluate the participants' project reports in October and reveal the national winners who will vie for three cash grants of up to 5000 Euros.”
“We’ve been privileged to have two high calibre sustainability experts on the Australian judging panel - Anne-Maree Huxley, founder of Models of Success and Sustainability (MOSS) - the industry body for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability; and Dr Martin Blake, Co-founder and Director of the “be sustainable” group of companies, the Founder and Chair of Carbon Zero Solutions, among many other functions.
“They were joined by Ken Brown, Hanson Compliance Officer and former QLA Coordinator for Australia.”
An international jury will evaluate the same reports from world-wide point of view. Prize winners will receive 10,000 Euros and the best overall project will win 30,000 Euros.
“Sustainability is key to running a successful long term business and will be even more important for future generations; with a global research focus we believe Hanson is taking steps in the right direction to achieve this goal,” Mr Timmins said.
“Mining and quarry sites can provide a huge variety of landscapes and habitats with low disturbances from human activities so they are valuable research sites.
“Cement and aggregates producer HeidelbergCement is highly committed to managing biodiversity during and after extraction and in more than 1000 quarries and pits worldwide the company strives to promote the exceptional local flora and fauna.
“The Quarry Life Awards and participating projects offer a unique opportunity to add true ecological and educational value to a mining environment.”
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Hanson Communications Officer Rebecca Grisman
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The new Imagecrete display centre in Subiaco, Western
Australia is set to take advantage of the ...
Imagecrete Display now open at Home Base Expo in Subiaco, Perth
The new Imagecrete display centre in Subiaco, Western
Australia is set to take advantage of the rising interest in
decorative concrete sparked by home renovation shows
such as The Block.
Josh Maldon, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager, has always
known that the potential of Imagecrete could be realised if the product was marketed and sold correctly.
Josh worked together with Reg Hutchison, Imagecrete Sales
Manager in Queensland, to find a suitable location for Hanson
to promote the Imagecrete range. Home Base Expo in Subiaco
was selected as the ideal location for Hanson’s new display centre.
Many builders and renovators in the Perth area visit the centre
for inspiration and product information. The display centre is one
of the busiest in Perth with some 12,000 people walking through
it each month.
The new display centre, together with the recent appointment
of Aaron Lehmann as Imagecrete Manager for Western Australia,
will provide Hanson customers with comprehensive
information about our improved Imagecrete range and
The setting up of the display centre took some months but the
result was worth the time and effort.
‘We had a fairly large space to work with, but we were challenged
by height restrictions, minimal wall space and a window that
had been installed by an exhibitor on an adjoining display.
These factors all had to be considered in the design to ensure
that nothing looked out of place.’
‘We also wanted to show the Imagecrete product in real-life
applications so that the customer can visualise how it will look
in their home and show how versatile the product can be.
Having this design approach also helped set us apart from
other competitors’ decorative concrete displays’, comments Kirby Wright, National Coordinator - Sales and Marketing.
Once the design and layout were approved, the building and
construction process commenced.
A total of six Imagecrete mixes were poured on the display floor.
Four of the sections formed the real-life application areas, which
included alfresco, driveway, kitchen and bathroom settings.
A custom-built BBQ area and planter seat were constructed from
Imagecrete concrete and incorporated into the display, cleverly
utilising the window installed in the adjoining display stand.
The final touches included hanging concrete colour samples on
the back wall, providing small sample colour cards for customers
to take home, and a setting up a website displayed on two iPads
for customers to view our extended decorative ranges, local
project case studies, or to submit an enquiry on the spot.
The new display was launched at a grand opening cocktail event, where existing customers and the public joined the Hanson sales team for canapés and drinks
and were delighted to receive Imagecrete goodie bags packed
with information and a few novelty items.
‘We hope that the display centre will become a place where our
sales people can consult with customers and show them samples
of our product. We also want to showcase the versatility and
style of Imagecrete decorative concrete to convert customers
from traditional floor coverings such as tiles and timber', says Aaron Lehmann
Hanson has release a new mobile App so that customer can access information about their next proj ...
New Hanson App Launched!
Hanson has release a new mobile App so that customer can access information about their next project
from the palm of their hand.
View up to date information
about orders, products, make calculations and even request a
quote, anytime, anywhere with just a few clicks.
The Hanson App provides direct access to the
MyHanson mobile viewer, a customer portal for account customer. Here, customers can get up to
date information about their orders, invoicing, testing results and deliveries.
The Hanson App is not only useful for account customers wanting to
access MyHanson but is ideal for anyone interested in purchasing concrete, precast or aggregates.
By browsing the product range, customers can read all they need
to know about each product, view brochures, request a quote
and even email product images to friends and family, or share
The Hanson App also includes a concrete calculator to help customer spec their next
project, whether it be stairs, a slab or columns. Based on these
specs, customers can then request a quote, at which point
a Hanson representative will contact them.
The new Hanson app is the start of a new way of connecting
with customers. ‘As we receive feedback from the business and
customers, the app will be updated to meet requirements. This is
an exciting new step for Hanson and we hope that our customers
find value in using the app’, says Kirby Wright, National Sales and
The app is available for download for iPhone, iPad, Andorid and Windows applications.
Download the Hanson App today!
When Reg Hutchinson, Imagecrete Sales Representative, heard
that Steve Parcell Builders were bui ...
Imagecrete in prime position in new display home
When Reg Hutchinson, Imagecrete Sales Representative, heard
that Steve Parcell Builders were building a new display home in
the largest display village in South East Queensland, he jumped
at the opportunity to sell the concept of using ImagecretePolish
instead of the traditional floor coverings such as floorboards,
carpet and tiles.
‘Steve Parcell Builders are a long-standing client of Hanson.
We have a very strong relationship with them and they have
bought the standard grey concrete from us for years’, says Reg.
After some six months of selling the concept, Steve Parcell
Builders finally accepted the offer.
‘It was a long process but the result is well worth the effort.
We provided the Parisienne ImagecretePolish mix at a reduced
rate and enhanced the offer by involving the services of trusted
polisher MyFloor to seal the deal,’ adds Reg.
Bringing in MyFloor ensured that the project would be finished to
the highest standard. Reg Hutchinson held many discussions with
MyFloor on the importance of this project and how it could benefit
‘Many customers come into the display centre and ask where they
can see the final product (Parisienne ImagecretePolish). We now
have a place where we can take them. It really gives customers a
better idea of how the end product looks, rather than just showing
them a small sample of the mix,’ says Reg.
‘The house has only been open for a couple of months now and
feedback from the walk-throughs has been very good.
Now that we have one display home set up with ImagecretePolish,
we hope that the ball keeps rolling and Imagecrete becomes a
well-known brand in the residential market’
High School engineering students learn first-hand about
Over th ...
Guiding the next generation
Over the last three years, Hanson has invited Engineering
Technology students from Indooroopilly State High School in
Queensland to gain a deeper understanding of the concrete
industry. Northern Region Sales Manager, Alison Morssinkhof,
and Michael Fritter, the Engineering Technology Teacher at
the school, coordinate the visits.
Engineering Technology gives students an understanding
of the underlying principles of engineering in its broadest
sense. The course covers theoretical concepts and practical
applications related to technology, industry and society,
engineering materials, mechanics and control systems.
Students are required to study a unit on concrete, including
its design and uses, and the concrete production industry in
The tour of our concrete operations helps the students put
what they have learned in class into perspective, and exposes
them to the professional production and testing of concrete.
This year, the students visited the Jindalee concrete plant
first where Plant Manager Matt Munari greeted them. The
students were inducted to site and dressed in the appropriate
PPE, after which Matt took them on a guided tour of the plant
that covered everything in the operation, from the batching
computer system, loading the trucks, conveyor belts and silos,
to water management, materials and production analysis.
The students then headed to West End laboratory to view
the technical side of concrete manufacturing. Lab Manager
Lee Chisholm showed the students the materials that go into
making the concrete and how the aggregates and concrete
are tested. The students even conducted a compression test
on the concrete sample they made in class.
‘Not only do we hope that the visit gives the students a
better understanding of the concrete industry to help them
apply the knowledge to their class work, but hopefully the
visit will encourage students to move into the concrete and
aggregates industry after they finish school or their university
degree,’ said Alison.
‘Over the past three years, our students have greatly
appreciated the opportunity to experience the concrete
industry first hand. Through the generous time and support
offered by Hanson in conducting both plant and laboratory
site visits, students at Indooroopilly State High School
have been better able to understand and appreciate the
connections between engineering technologies, industry and
the built environment’, said Michael
Leighton Contractors are working with the George Gregan
Foundation (GGF) to construct a playgrou ...
A worthy project
Leighton Contractors are working with the George Gregan
Foundation (GGF) to construct a playground in the centre
courtyard of the new Centenary Hospital for Women and
Children in Canberra. Leighton approached Hanson, as a key
supplier to the project, for a donation towards the construction
of the playground, on behalf of the GGF. Hanson were delighted
to be able to supply 80 cubic metres of concrete for the sub-base
under the soft-fall material.
The GGF was established in 2005 as a long-term vision of
George Gregan and his wife Erica, whose son Max suffered
from epilepsy. The time that George and Erica spent in hospital
with Max alerted them to the needs of the sick children and their
families. The Foundation raises funds for projects to improve
the wellbeing of children. One of the key goals is the creation of
specialist outdoor equipment in hospitals.
The GGF playgrounds are unique as their design is the result of
specialised input from architects, children’s therapists, educators,
doctors and patients. In 2006, the first GGF playground opened
in the Children’s Hospital in Westmead, Sydney. The second
playground opened at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane
in September 2008, followed by a third at Sydney Children’s
Hospital in Randwick, Sydney.
Renowned playground designer Ric McConaghy designed an
all-access playground for the Centenary Hospital for Women
and Children. The playground will be a tactile, interactive space
and will provide a stimulating environment for children with
or without disabilities. It will incorporate features designed to
meet the therapy needs of patients as well as the recreational
requirements of the patients, their siblings and visitors.
The Hanson team were delighted to be able to assist children in
need to enjoy their time in hospital. Having a strong community
focus, the project met two of Hanson’s building blocks in terms
of Best Customer Focus and Most Responsible.
George, Erica and the GGF were grateful for Hanson’s
contribution, saying ‘we rely on donations such as yours to
continue achieving our goal of building all-access buildings
in children’s hospitals across Australia.’
THREE Hanson employees from Wolffdene Quarry recently presented a special workshop at the local R ...
Rivermount College and Wolffdene quarry drive home safety messages
THREE Hanson employees from Wolffdene Quarry recently presented a special workshop at the local Rivermount College to help raise awareness and educate local young drivers about trucks and cars safely coexisting on roads.
Around 80 year 11 and 12 Rivermount College students took part in the interactive presentation and workshop held at the school and facilitated by Wolffdene Quarry manager Reno Fabretto, South East transport manager Hayden Post and South East Queensland driver trainer Allan Bennett.
The forward-thinking presentation focused on educating the students and future P Platers about safely driving around trucks and teaching the students about how trucks operate.
Wolffdene Quarry’s Reno Fabretto said the local team came up with the idea for the presentation after seeing a number of near misses on the roads surrounding the quarry.
“As part of our community focus, we realised we needed to widen our scope and spread the safety messages with young adults to ensure our local roads are safe,” Mr Fabretto said.
“The presentation went really well and we hope to roll this out every year and branch out and include other surrounding schools.
“We were a little nervous going into the presentation as it has been a long time since any of us have been back in a school room.
“The students were so taken by what we had to say, particularly with Allan’s firsthand experiences as a young lad and life on the road,” he said.
“When Allan and Hayden were talking about the near misses and how quickly a wrong decision could become fatal, you couldn’t hear a pin drop. We had 80 ears and eyes directed at us really taking in what we had to say.
“We had so many students come up to us afterwards and ask questions about what quarries do, why we need quarries, how to become a truck driver and questions about the trucks.
“It was a great way to interact with the next generation and also break down barriers about quarries and truck drivers in the community.”
The workshop looked at what it takes to drive trucks; break down myths about trucks and truck drivers; show the ins and outs of a truck regarding blind spots and visibility on the road; and most importantly, discuss the key issues when driving around trucks such as overtaking, braking and tailgating.
Prior to the presentation, Hayden, Allan and Reno had set up a haulage truck in the school car park and a sedan vehicle to demonstrate blind spots and visibility while on the road. Each student accessed the cabin of the truck and was given a one-on-one tour and demonstration of life as a truck driver.
The local newspaper, Albert and Logan News, reported the presentation and took a photo with the students with Reno looking over the truck. The story will also run in the school newsletter and the workshop notes will be uploaded on to the school’s intranet for parents and wider community to share in the presentation.
“As part of our presentation, we provided some real life stories about life on the roads,” Mr Fabretto said.
“While there were plenty of laughs (mainly at Allan), there were some serious moments where we provided the young drivers with some safety tips and hints for when they eventually get behind the wheel.
“The whole process was about educating and working together.”
Rivermount College Principal Richard Young congratulated Wolffdene Quarry for taking this forward-thinking step.
“Staff and students at Rivermount College were eagerly looking forward to this presentation and we look forward to seeing the Hanson team again next year,” Mr Young said.
Wolffdene Quarry and Rivermount College have a long history of working together. Wolffdene Quarry provided materials for when the school was first constructed and continues to work with the school in regards to school tours, science studies and job traineeship programs
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