Rock Trade Industries is a recognised industry leader in the mining and extraction of sandstone and has operated the Waterfall Quarry in Helidon since 2007. Over recent years, Rock Trade Industries has diversified its operations and now supplies some of Australia’s largest companies with high quality sandstone boulders, crushed stone, sand and gravel—and is a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials for the asphalt and concrete industry.


Rock Trade Industries is committed to creating a sustainable environment and adopting practices that redefine the way miners utilise resources, rehabilitate land and innovate processes enabling an agenda promoting renewable energy. Through its rigorous research and development program, Rock Trade Industries has innovated methods and processes enabling 100% of resource utilisation. Essentially, this means all resources from Waterfall Quarry are utilised and there is no waste. Long term – Waterfall Quarry will become a renewable energy source providing electricity to surrounding communities.


Grantham Community Parklands – Redevelopment

After the devastation of the January 2011 floods, Grantham was a community in need. Rock Trade Industries partnered with the Lockyer Valley Regional Council and provided materials and expertise to the redevelopment and installation of the Grantham Community Parklands.

Subdivision Phases 1 & 2 Woodland Rise

Woodlands Rise is the Lockyer Valley’s largest master-planned community with 4000 residential blocks just minutes from Gatton. For this project, Rock Trade Industries supplied construction materials for road base and drainage systems.

Super Floor – Bunnings Warehouse Toowoomba

Super floors are highly specialised concrete floors that are a part of the Bunnings brand. Rock Trade Industries was awarded the contract to supply the sand for the Bunnings Toowoomba super floor. The sand supplied contained no silts or organics, which means the finished product has a higher durability and strength and eliminates surface cracking.

Nexus Delivery – Toowoomba second range crossing

Rock Trade Industries was awarded supply contracts for Australia’s largest infrastructure project. This 41km-long bypass route will run from the Warrego Highway at Helidon Spa in the east to the Gore Highway at Athol in the west, via Charlton. The project is valued at a total cost of $1.6 billion.

$20 million Backpackers Resort – Gatton

Rock Trade Industries supplied materials for construction of a $20 million backpacker and farm worker accommodation complex in Grantham. The Philps Road project, features a 75-acre complex designed to cater for more than 600 workers on completion.

Collaboration with Joy Global – Testing a new cutting head

In 2017, Rock Trade Industries partnered with Joy Global to test the design and functionality of a new cutting machine. This machine is set to revolutionise the extraction and cutting industry. The new machine is not only compact and therefore more efficient and economical, it can be used in many different situations. The speed of the cutters improves accuracy of cutting and minimises the damage caused to surrounding areas.



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