Casacir Quarries

By on January 31, 2017
Casacir Quarries

DAVID JEFFREY, General Manager of Casacir provides a report on the development and growth of the Neerim North Quarry site.

Neerim North Quarry was first investigated by Sure Quarries in the early 1970’s with the licence and lease applied for in 1974. The site was operated continuously from the mid 1970’s until the mid 1990’s when it closed down and was rehabilitated by CSR Readymix. During that time the quarry was operated successively by Sure Quarries, Pakenham Blue Metal and finally CSR Readymix.

Casacir purchased the land in 2007 and opened the quarry for operation in 2009 were it has since developed the site and continues to do so today. Casacir-2---mobile---web


When first operating the quarry raw material was carted to Jindivick from Neerim North for crushing. This continued until 2014 when fixed plant was established and now produces crushed rock and washed aggregate products. Jindivick has now closed and is currently being rehabilitated.

There are currently no issues on site but initially the quarry had to fight to open and operate seeing many days out in VCAT and the Supreme Court. Casacir won all cases against the quarry and regularly meets with the neighbouring community who are happy with the quarry and its operations.

The quarry has a reputation for the supply of a variety of products that have been used in State and Local Government and private sector infrastructure projects. Neerim North covers a vast area extending across the Victorian country region as well as metropolitan areas, Yarra Valley and down to the Mornington Peninsula.

Neerim North Quarry produces a basalt rock and makes a range of crushed rock products Class 2, 3 and 4 as well as oversized spalls, rock armour, ballasts and a range of quality washed aggregates. Aggregate products range from a 5mm to 20mm size meeting Vic Roads specifications.

The quarry is currently using mobile plant for primary crushing and fixed plant for secondary stages. Neerim North Quarry has recently purchased two dump trucks and excavator to expand its stripping and resources in the quarry helping with production and operations of running the quarry. Existing in the mobile fleet also are loaders, service truck, excavator and hammers plus various other mobile plant machinery and equipment.

As a member of the CMPA, Casacir has continued to seek there assistance in areas of administration. CMPA are always on hand to offer their skills, support and experience which has greatly helped Casacir to continue moving forward and improve.

Looking forward to the next generation, Casacir will upgrade Neerim North’s fixed plant adding primary crushing to increase its production. The quarry life span is unlimited and potential to increase supply areas is promising for its future.










Site Photo: Old Crusher


60 Seconds with a voting member…


What is your name?

Norm Mills

Who do you work for?

Casacir at Neerim North Quarry

How many years have you been involved in the Industry?

Began working in the quarry industry in 1958.

What is your role at the company?


What do you love about your work?

Achieving customer orders and expectations on time and love everything about the quarry environment.

What is on the radar for 2017?

Upgrading Plant at the Quarry and increasing the output.

What are your hopes for the industry?

That it continues to expand.

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