Boral Asphalt Taree
Boral's Taree Asphalt Plant was placed into 'care and maintenance' during April 2020. It is not open for production or sales.
39 Arkwright Crescent
Taree NSW 2430
Transition of Site to 'Care and Maintenance' (Apr 2020)
Following a review of Boral Asphalt’s operating sites across the NSW and ACT network, a decision has been made to place the Taree Asphalt plant into ‘care and maintenance’.
As Boral retains ownership of the site, some activity may still be noticed. Local administrative staff will continue to use the premises, however ‘heavy’ activities will largely be limited to the removal of materials, staging of vehicles and equipment, and site clean-up.
Should Boral wish to begin production from the location again in future, notification will provided to the general community beforehand.
All enquiries about the site can be directed to 0401 897 519 or via email.
About Boral Taree Asphalt
The Boral Taree Asphalt Plant began operating during the early 1990s as part of the Bitupave business, following receipt of planning approval from the then Greater Taree City Council in September 1990.
The application for approval was made at a time when the duplication of the Pacific Highway between Hexham (Newcastle) and the Queensland border was a high priority for the NSW Government.
With no asphalt production plant available between Newcastle and Port Macquarie at the time, the Taree site offered a central position from which to supply the once-in-a-generation infrastructure project.
The Pacific Highway was undoubtedly the biggest beneficiary of the asphalt plant's contribution. Significant volumes of material were delivered from the plant to various upgrades and for maintenance along the alignment for more than 25 years.
The plant also supplied numerous local road projects being built or maintained throughout the Council areas of the Mid North Coast.
In April 2020, following a general operational review and in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was taken to place the site into 'care and maintenance' until further notice.