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With Victorian Bluestone Quarries (VBQ), quality is assured. Our local bluestone’s natural composition is adaptable and durable enough to suit many settings and safety requirements, prolonging asset life. We have extensive expertise working across many sectors and diverse project types. Offering minimal lead times, we will cut product to your exacting specs and deliver it in a timely fashion. People count on VBQ’s friendly and reliable service to deliver materials that elevate projects with prestige and landmark status. Our case studies demonstrate how VBQ’s bluestone has featured in recent notable projects.

To increase cyclists’ access to the city, the Victorian Government identified strategic cycling corridors for bike lanes. The bike lanes mimic the style adopted in Copenhagen, Denmark – a city renowned for its cyclist-friendly design. The bike lanes must clearly separate cyclists from other traffic.

Victorian Bluestone Quarries was commissioned by City of Melbourne to provide bluestone kerbing to create the separation. Bluestone kerbs were cut to the City of Melbourne standard: 300x300mm, diamond sawn in both straight and radial formats. Approximately 40kms of new bike lanes will be completed by 2022. The kerb style is in keeping with existing City of Melbourne kerbs creating continuity in civic design.

Project Details

Client: City of Melbourne

Project: “Copenhagen” Bike Lanes

Installer: Altere Civil

“We have been able to count on Victorian Bluestone Quarries friendly and reliable team to deliver premium quality bluestone. Superior in its durability, we would recommend using local bluestone as it makes the perfect solution for pavements and municipal stone.”

– Terry Philips, Altere Civil

Project Details

Client: City of Melbourne

Project: “Copenhagen” Bike Lanes

Installer: Altere Civil

To increase cyclists’ access to the city, the Victorian Government identified strategic cycling corridors for bike lanes. The bike lanes mimic the style adopted in Copenhagen, Denmark – a city renowned for its cyclist-friendly design. The bike lanes must clearly separate cyclists from other traffic.

Victorian Bluestone Quarries was commissioned by City of Melbourne to provide bluestone kerbing to create the separation. Bluestone kerbs were cut to the City of Melbourne standard: 300x300mm, diamond sawn in both straight and radial formats. Approximately 40kms of new bike lanes will be completed by 2022. The kerb style is in keeping with existing City of Melbourne kerbs creating continuity in civic design.

“We have been able to count on Victorian Bluestone Quarries friendly and reliable team to deliver premium quality bluestone. Superior in its durability, we would recommend using local bluestone as it makes the perfect solution for pavements and municipal stone.”

– Terry Philips, Altere Civil

VBQ Client Case Studies, Bike Lanes, City of Melbourne
VBQ Client Case Studies, Bike Lanes, City of Melbourne

The Philip Island Penguin Parade Visitor Centre is an acclaimed environmentally sustainable building that stitches together the junction of three distinct landscapes: basalt bluff, coastal dune and wetlands. It features low-carbon building materials, including sustainably sourced Victorian bluestone in the external landscaping. Features include diamond sawn “crazy” paving, random stack stone rock walls, curved solid bluestone seating blocks, as well as wall cladding, capping and paving.

Consultation between the Architects, Landscapers and VBQ ensured the bluestone met the architects’ vision. This involved many visits to the VBQ yard to select blocks, inspect production and ensure expectations were met. This is a major benefit of using a local stone supplier. The centre was the overall Winner at the 2019 International Architectural Awards.

Project Details

Client: Terroir Architects

Project: Philip Island Penguin Parade Visitor Centre

Installer: Ace Contractors Group

“I remember the team at Victorian Bluestone Quarries being great to deal with – the bespoke product was good quality and delivered in timely manner, which helped us manage the construction program. Whenever we needed additional bluestone, they were able to meet demand quickly and acted in our best interests every time we faced a challenge together.”

– Kieran Slat, Ace Contractors Group 

Project Details

Client: Terroir Architects

Project: Philip Island Penguin Parade Visitor Centre

Installer: Ace Contractors Group

The Philip Island Penguin Parade Visitor Centre is an acclaimed environmentally sustainable building that stitches together the junction of three distinct landscapes: basalt bluff, coastal dune and wetlands. It features low-carbon building materials, including sustainably sourced Victorian bluestone in the external landscaping. Features include diamond sawn “crazy” paving, random stack stone rock walls, curved solid bluestone seating blocks, as well as wall cladding, capping and paving.

Consultation between the Architects, Landscapers and VBQ ensured the bluestone met the architects’ vision. This involved many visits to the VBQ yard to select blocks, inspect production and ensure expectations were met. This is a major benefit of using a local stone supplier. The centre was the overall Winner at the 2019 International Architectural Awards.

“I remember the team at Victorian Bluestone Quarries being great to deal with – the bespoke product was good quality and delivered in timely manner, which helped us manage the construction program. Whenever we needed additional bluestone, they were able to meet demand quickly and acted in our best interests every time we faced a challenge together.”

– Kieran Slat, Ace Contractors Group 

This large infrastructure project saw 75 congested level crossings throughout Melbourne replaced with rail stations. VBQ supplied diamond sawn bluestone to many stations for paving, wall cladding, stairs, lift lobbies and other applications. The Caulfield to Dandenong stations were a highlight. This project removed nine level crossings, replaced with elevated railways, and five new stations.

The client selected bluestone for its durability and sustainability and it has created a timeless aesthetic throughout the stations. VBQ’s flexible production allowed bespoke sizes and requests to be supplied quickly and accurately during station construction.

Project Details

Client: Level Crossing Removal Authority

Project: Level Crossing Removal Project

Installer: Image Stone Constructions

“We continue choosing to partner with Victorian Bluestone Quarries as they are easy to reach and always willing to make adjustments in response to our evolving project challenges. It’s so valuable having a team who provide top quality local bluestone nearby who are open for us to visit the quarry or manufacturing facility to select stone and inspect quality.”

– Adam Newey, Carlos Ospina, Image Stone Constructions 

Project Details

Client: Level Crossing Removal Authority

Project: Level Crossing Removal Project

Installer: Image Stone Constructions

This large infrastructure project saw 75 congested level crossings throughout Melbourne replaced with rail stations. VBQ supplied diamond sawn bluestone to many stations for paving, wall cladding, stairs, lift lobbies and other applications. The Caulfield to Dandenong stations were a highlight. This project removed nine level crossings, replaced with elevated railways, and five new stations.

The client selected bluestone for its durability and sustainability and it has created a timeless aesthetic throughout the stations. VBQ’s flexible production allowed bespoke sizes and requests to be supplied quickly and accurately during station construction.

“We continue choosing to partner with Victorian Bluestone Quarries as they are easy to reach and always willing to make adjustments in response to our evolving project challenges. It’s so valuable having a team who provide top quality local bluestone nearby who are open for us to visit the quarry or manufacturing facility to select stone and inspect quality.”

– Adam Newey, Carlos Ospina, Image Stone Constructions 

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