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Quarry Royalties

  • 1.  Quarry Royalties

    Posted 14 July 2019 21:10
    Hi Mates,

    Council is currently negotiating with a landowner the renewal of our quarry access agreement, and they are asking for a near doubling of their current royalties.

    Council currently pays about $0.83/tonne of material taken out. Note this is unspecified, uncrushed material that is suitable only for sub-base or gravel roads. We charge ourselves internally approx $4-6/tonne for it, so I think the request for $1.60 seems high.

    What are others paying in royalties for quarries?


    Nathan Skelly
    Blayney Shire Council
    Manager Operations

  • 2.  RE: Quarry Royalties

    Posted 12 August 2019 21:00
    G'day Nathan,

    We work with a number of Council's across NSW and QLD and the royalties in our experience are currently ranging from $0.625 to $1.25 per tonne for raw material. We will quite often also grade up roads whilst working in that area as part of the arrangement.

    Cheers. Ricey

    Sean Rice
    BE (Civil) MBA (TechMgt) CPEng NER RPEQ FIPWEAQ
    Managing Director
    Proterra Group
    M: 0488 715 700