Kyabram Free Press

Upgrades worth the weight

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MT SCOBIE QUARRY — Part 3 The Shire of Deakin purchased a further 29 hectares in about 1979 or 1980 as many roads needed improvemen­t in the shire. They then built up the crushing plant, bought more trucks and opened up a third cut.

In 1982 it was reported that the northern summit of Mt Scobie was 139 metres above sea level and 30 metres above the local ground level.

A new weighbridg­e and office were fully operationa­l at the quarry by the end of 1983, with Mr Geoff Cameron as operator. Rock had previously been sold by the volume before the weighbridg­e was installed, which now made the measuremen­t by weight to be much more accurate. In 2016 a new weighbridg­e deck was constructe­d.

At the end of 1994 the Campaspe Shire Council took over the Mt Scobie Quarry.the council owns and operates both the Mt Scobie and Nanneella quarries.

The quarry produces a large range of crushed rock products used as paving material on both sealed and unsealed roads. Much of the crushed rock is sold for private use on, for example, farm drives and laneways.

• Compiled by Eileen Sullivan, Kyabram Historical Society voluntary librarian.

I would like to thank Brad Stone, Mt Scobie Quarry plant operator, for his help and also for the use of his photograph of an early sunrise photo at the quarry.

 ??  ?? Sunrise over the quarry captured by quarry plant operator Brad Stone in July 2021.
Sunrise over the quarry captured by quarry plant operator Brad Stone in July 2021.
 ??  ?? Working at Mt Scobie quarry in November 2007.
Working at Mt Scobie quarry in November 2007.

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