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Paving Greener Roads in the City of Yarra

Alex Fraser has just paved Melbourne’s greenest road, helping Victoria make another step towards a circular economy through the development of Green Roads PolyPave™ – an innovative, high performance asphalt product containing recycled materials, including plastic, glass and RAP.  A resurfacing project in Victoria’s City of Yarra will be the first of many roads to incorporate this new sustainable material.
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Chain Of Responisibility

There is no job we undertake that is so important, we cannot take the time to find a safe way to do it. Click HERE to read more about our Chain of Responsibility.

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Hanson Australia Acquires Alex Fraser Group 1-Feb-2018

We are pleased to advise that Hanson Australia has acquired the Alex Fraser Group. The Chief Executive of Hanson Australia, Phil Schacht, said the acquisition was consistent with Hanson Australia’s strategy to continue its growth in aligned industries, such as recycling and asphalt. “The acquisition of Alex Fraser represents an important step for Hanson Australia, ...

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1-Feb-2018


Monash Freeway Upgrade Project goes green 16-Jan-2018

The Monash Freeway is one of Australia's busiest arterials carrying more than 200,000 vehicles per day. The Monash Freeway Upgrade Project is part of the $5.5 billion Western Distributor Project. Awarded to Fulton Hogan, the project will improve 30 kilometres freeway, including widening works, new ramp signals and electronic lane management signs. The improvements are expected to improve ...

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16-Jan-2018


Technology to improve recycling customers’ experience 14-Jan-2018

Alex Fraser’s recycling facilities are working to improve customer experience, on-site communication and loader efficiency, through the introduction of iPads into sales loaders. To date, drivers collecting product from Alex Fraser’s recycling site receive a ticket at the weighbridge and then communicate their order with loader operators over the UHF radio system. IT ...

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14-Jan-2018


Slip, Slop, Slap: Keeping Safe in the Sun 20-Dec-2017

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. With summer upon us, it’s important to seek protection from the sun and keep hydrated throughout your day.  At Alex Fraser, many of our staff and customers work outdoors. This summer our Safety Toolbox Meetings focussed on hydration and sun protection, highlighting the symptoms of dehydration and sun exposure, ...

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20-Dec-2017


Celebrating Our People 1-Dec-2017

2017 marked the 10 and 15 year anniversaries of 19 Alex Fraser employees, who collectively dedicated 200 years of service to Alex Fraser and it’s customers. Managing Director Peter Murphy officially recognised the contribution these valued team members have made towards the capability and culture of Alex Fraser. Asphalt Group Manager Brendan Camilleri said he felt honoured to ...

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1-Dec-2017


SIS celebrates 17 year LTI free 30-Nov-2017

In November of 2017, our team at Swire Industrial Services (SIS) in Port Kembla, celebrated 17 years LTI (Lost-Time Injury) free. Operations Manager Tony Elrington credited his team on achieving this exceptional milestone. “It all comes down to our employees, and how serious they are about safety – they’re out there every day working on production, maintaining our ...

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30-Nov-2017


Local Councils invest in Greener Roads. 13-Nov-2017

During National Recycling Week (November 13 - 19), we commended the municipalities across Victoria who paved the way towards greener cities by choosing Alex Fraser’s recycled materials over quarried natural resources. In National Recycling Week alone, more than a dozen local government organisations invested in our green building materials to upkeep their cities. Central ...

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13-Nov-2017


Search and Rescue Dogs Train at Laverton Recycling 8-Nov-2017

On Melbourne Cup weekend, Green Roads by Alex Fraser was delighted to host the Search and Rescue Dogs of Australia (SARDA) at our Laverton Site for their annual disaster training camp. Since 2013, our recycling ...

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8-Nov-2017


Eddie’s New Excavator 30-Oct-2017

When Laverton Recycling’s excavator operator Edward (Eddie) Edwards got to work on the morning of his birthday he never imagined he’d get such a BIG surprise.  The latest release model ZX490 Hitachi Excavator was waiting for him to take her on her maiden run. Eddie has been with Alex Fraser for more than 11 years - starting out as a picker and moving on to bobcat ...

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30-Oct-2017


GREEN ROADS - Do you know what you’re driving on? 30-Oct-2017

We launched this ‘explainer animation’ last week to get people thinking about what might be under their tyres, and explain how we can help build better, smarter and greener roads. In 24 hours our 30 second explainer movie reached more than 38,000 people through social media. You can check out the video at http://greenroads.com.au/why/ or take a look at our official Alex Fraser YouTube Channel ...

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30-Oct-2017


Level Crossing Removal Authority Applauded. 21-Oct-2017

Hosted by ISCA (the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia), the annual Infrastructure Sustainability Awards recognise the people and organisations who have found better, smarter and greener ways to build our cities. We were pleased to see the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) receive the organisational leadership award and be recognised for their outstanding ...

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21-Oct-2017


Recycled products hit the spot on Plenty Landfill Rehabilitation 12-Sep-2017

A section of Nillumbik’s Recycling and Recovery Centre, in Victoria, is undergoing rehabilitation. The area is being sealed using a variety of products including Alex Fraser’s recycled glass sand and aggregates. Max Bright and Sons (MBS) have been appointed to the rehabilitation project due to their long-standing expertise in quality bulk earth works. The site is ...

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12-Sep-2017


Introducing Green Roads, by Alex Fraser 10-Sep-2017

Green Roads by Alex Fraser is our new community engagement brand. We developed it to help communicate with people beyond our industry about the positive environmental impact we make as Australia’s leading provider of recycled construction materials. Alex Fraser is staunchly committed to reducing the environmental impact of development and the sustainable use of resources. We ...

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10-Sep-2017


2017 Safety Summit lays plans for improvements 30-Aug-2017

Alex Fraser’s annual Safety Summit was held in August, bringing together 50 business leaders responsible for driving and coordinating our safety efforts. At this annual event we lay the foundations for our annual safety plan. With all our leaders around the table, we identify hazards and the practical controls we need to implement to make the coming year’s work safer for our ...

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30-Aug-2017


New Excavator for Archerfield 30-Aug-2017

This month, Archerfield took delivery of its new Hitachi excavator. Along with the recently delivered WA500-7 the new ZX360LCH-5 machine has the potential to further improve fuel efficiency and plant reliability for the site, not to mention operator comfort. Site supervisor Grayham Howland said the new excavator was a welcome addition to the Archerfield fleet. “We can’t ...

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30-Aug-2017


New trucks boost Alex Fraser’s fleet 1-Aug-2017

In 2017, Alex Fraser took delivery of 10 new Kenworth T610 trucks. Fitted with the latest safety and driver comfort features, the trucks boost Alex Fraser’s fleet to meet the increasing demand for recycled construction materials and asphalt, fuelled by Victoria’s infrastructure boom and an increasing awareness in the construction industry of the benefits of using recycled products....

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1-Aug-2017


Recycled glass sand for Craigieburn Sewage Transfer Hub 12-Jul-2017

The Craigieburn Sewerage transfer hub is a major initiative by Yarra Water, designed to improve the capacity to collect, store and transfer sewage flows from the many new subdivisional works throughout Melbourne’s northern suburbs. Civil engineering and construction experts Delcon Civil were appointed to the project due to their expertise in major drainage and pipeline construction ...

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12-Jul-2017


ALEX FRASER ON THE MARKET 12-May-2017

On April 26, 2017 John Swire & Sons Pty Ltd (Swire) announced its decision to place Alex Fraser on the market. Swire Chairman Geoffrey Cundle said he expected Alex Fraser to attract strong interest from astute investors. “Alex Fraser is a high quality business; the last three years have been three of its most productive and profitable. It is well-managed, with an excellent ...

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12-May-2017



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