Batesford Quarry operates out of the Batesford limestone quarry, just to the west of Geelong and is the only supplier of Aglime in Geelong.
The quarry operated for over 100 years to supply limestone to the Geelong Cement manufacturing works at nearby Fyansford until the closure of the cement works in 2001. During this time, well over 100 million tonnes of limestone and overburden were excavated from the quarry.
Following the closure of the cement works, both Adelaide Brighton Ltd, operator of the cement works and quarry Work Authority holder, and McCann family companies, owners of the land, both worked to develop markets for new value-added products using not only the remaining limestone resource, but also the long-ignored fine sand resource that underlies the limestone. Both parties were successful in developing new products and markets. It soon became apparent that the synergies of a joint operation would be beneficial to both parties, so Batesford Quarry (the company) was formed as a joint operation.
Today, Batesford Quarry is a prosperous and growing business with a good 20-30 years of both limestone and sand resources available.
Batesford Quarry - then and now.......