2013 AQA Mining & Quarry Award

Mike Higgins (Isaac Construction) with Allan Titchall (Mining & Quarry Magazine)

Mike Higgins (Isaac Construction) with Allan Titchall (Mining & Quarry Magazine)


Ever since Sir Neil and Lady Diana Isaac commenced quarrying operations at McLeans Island (near the Christchurch airport) in the early 1950’s their operation has had a strong commitment to conservation and the protection of endangered species, creating a legacy for future generations to enjoy. This conservation ethos has led to the development of Peacock Springs, a unique wildlife habitat covering 1000 hectares of land on the outskirts of Christchurch. Peacock Springs is widely considered to be one of the best examples of quarry restoration in the world

The Isaac name is synonymous with excellence and a passion to do things well.

This conservation ethos has led to the development of Peacock Springs, a unique wildlife habitat covering 1000 hectares of land on the outskirts of Christchurch. Peacock Springs is widely considered to be one of the best examples of quarry restoration in the world.

Isaac Construction’s operations continue to impress and it was an easy choice for judge, Allan Titchall to make for the Mining & Quarry Award in 2013.