Control Measures

There have been concerns expressed that dust from ground level activities such as stockpiles, loading and unloading operations and traffic movement around the site has an impact on the community.

We are aware of potential sources of fugitive dust and, along with rigorous monitoring, we continue to undertake a wide range of actions to address these, including:

  • Weekly site wide review of all environmental incidents
  • Hard surfaces swept and maintained daily
  • Conducting root cause analysis of all potential dust sources for inclusion on improvement action list
  • Installation of cameras
  • Installation of rapid raise doors, including wharf bulk loading facility at the southern and northern ends of main clinker storage gantry
  • Installation of shade cloth at the fences to the south and east of the Cement Mill 1 storage area
  • A stockpile management plan formulated and submitted to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)
  • Dust suppression agent applied to site stockpiles

Click here to find out more about our improvement programs.

LICENCE RENEWAL – October 2017

Our current Birkenhead EPA licence is due to expire in October 2017. We are currently working with the EPA on new licence requirements, with initial meetings particularly focussing on air quality. As a local resident, we encourage you to let us know how you feel we can improve our new licence conditions. You can provide your feedback via the ‘Contact Us’ page. You can also view our existing licence and initiatives on this site. more >>

Frequently Asked Questions On Health

The Birkenhead plant and the local community have co-existed for over 100 years, with a large number of residents working for Adelaide Brighton Cement and living in the area. The local community often ask questions on the topic of health. We have prepared a list of frequently asked health questions. more >>

The New Environmental Improvement Program

The New Environmental Improvement Program is now available to download. Click through to access the PDF. more >>