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.