Boral Asphalt Alstonville
Boral's Alstonville Asphalt plant ceased regular operations at the end of July 2020. It is no longer open for sales, while production will only occur in support of any major customer projects.
If you'd like to place an order or make product enquiries, please call 02 8801 2000 or send an online request.
498 Gap Road
Alstonville NSW 2477
Following a review of Boral Asphalt’s operating sites across the NSW and ACT network, a decision was taken in July 2020 to cease regular operations at the Alstonville Asphalt site.
The plant will now only be operated when required to support major project works in the region.
As Boral retains a lease over the site, some activity may still be noticed from time to time at the premises. Enquiries about the Alstonville property itself can be directed to 02 4964 3011 or via email.
In response to queries about the change in site status from local media, Boral issued the following explanatory statement:
Boral advised employees at the Alstonville Asphalt Plant on 7 July 2020 of changes to its operating status.
Workers were informed the site will in future only be utilised to meet customer requirements as necessary, with the changes to be fully implemented by 31 July.
The changes follow a review of the Boral Asphalt NSW/ACT portfolio as part of organisation-wide efforts to ensure continued delivery of services in a challenged, low demand market. Other parts of the Asphalt business across the state were similarly affected by new arrangements.
A further contributing factor specific to the Alstonville plant is the near-completion of the Pacific Highway upgrade program which has afforded the site much of its work for the past decade.
While potential redeployment opportunities were discussed with each individual, and outplacement and training support offered, the regrettable loss of jobs is an outcome of Boral having to make tough decisions in the interests of long term business sustainability. We wish our outgoing colleagues the very best for the future.
Boral will continue to supply its Northern Rivers customers, including the local Councils, from its operations at Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast going forward.
About Boral Asphalt Alstonville
Alstonville Asphalt was Boral's most northerly asphalt production facility in NSW.
Situated at the edge of the Northern Rivers town of Alstonville, it provided asphalt surfacing products to customers across the North Coast region.
Operated from 1978, the plant made important contributions over many years to major highway and local road projects.
Among the most significant was the supply of materials to Pacific Highway upgrade works throughout the wider area.
The plant was located within the confines of the Tuckombil Quarry on Gap Road, at the north-eastern edge of the Alstonville township.
It was sited on a leased portion of land at the front of the quarry, which itself is owned by Ballina Shire Council.
In July 2020 following a general operational review, the decision was taken to cease regular operations at the site in favour of only supporting major project works until the expiry of the lease with Council.
Project Production: 'After Hours' Works
During July 2020, Boral announced the Alstonville Asphalt site would discontinue regular operations in favour of only supporting major project work.
Should such work arise, the plant will be operated to the conditions of the existing planning consent for the site granted by Ballina Shire Council.
The consent allows for operations to be conducted across a 24 hour window for up to 60 days each year. When this provision is being used, there can be no more than four consecutive days of 24 hour operations.
The consent further allows Boral to apply to do emergency works at any time. Approval must be gained from both Council and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA). Emergency works may include Sundays and public holidays.
The plant is not permitted to conduct 'normal' or 24 hour operations on Sundays or public holidays unless as part of emergency works.