At Metromix we have a ‘can-do’ attitude which is reflected from our “Big Enough to Deliver, Small Enough to Care” motto. In 2011, Marrangaroo Quarry proved this and achieved the near-impossible.

The challenge:

  • Supply 8,000 tonnes of tested and certified natural DGB20 for the realignment of the Castlereagh Highway at Aarons Pass, near Cudgegong in the Mudgee Region.
  • Deliver to an RTA project 82km away, with a 3 hour truck turnaround time.
  • Deliver the majority of the material in the first week and stockpile onsite.

Metromix staff conducted multiple site visits, the material was made and tested to ensure it met RTA specifications, and then the hard part began.

In the first week 10 trucks were preloaded and delivered 3-4 loads a day, and then in the second week 6-7 trucks preloaded and delivered a couple of loads a day. We delivered through the rain, frost and sunshine.

A vital part of the project was communication; not only between quarry and site but also between drivers and other contractors onsite. Regular contact was made with the RTA Project Manager to ensure he was satisfied with the product and service. As it turns out, he was so happy with us he ordered an extra 1,000+ tonnes of DGS40 for the job!