fission unearths quarry savings for Wagga Wagga Regional Council

Wagga Wagga Regional Council (WWRC) is undertaking a strategic review of their quarry assets with the objective being to reduce operational costs, and improve environmental outcomes whilst reinforcing the resilience of the region’s road network.

To support the review, fission was delighted to develop a model which could be used to assess multiple quarry operational scenarios. Our team created a working model encompassing quarry assets, road haulage networks and transport costs, site rehabilitation, constraints and production costs which would assist WWRC to run multiple operational scenarios over multi-year timeframes to determine the optimal strategy for managing their quarry assets.

This unique request required “outside the box thinking”; a challenge estimators Tom McNamara and Tony Jones were excited to undertake.

“We have worked with Council for a number of years in a cost advisory role and were delighted to work with Council on their strategic review, said Tom McNamara

“Minimising the number of trucks on road and quarry production costs was a key objective from the outset, and through a number of interactive workshops with WWRC representatives, we jointly developed a model solution that the council could integrate into their future operations.”

“By having fewer sites, management of the pits is streamlined from a WHS, environmental and economic perspective while adhering to legislative requirements going forward,” said Tom.

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