At Adelaide Brighton Cement, we are aware of health concerns from our neighbouring residents in relation to emissions from the Birkenhead Plant.

The results of our independent monitoring and analysis program (EPA licence condition) of the stacks at Birkenhead Plant, show that all emissions are well below the Environmental Protection Air Quality Policy (1994) and relevant national guidelines.

Employee Health

We are committed to maintaining a safe, productive and healthy work environment for all employees. There has been no evidence of ABC employee's health being impacted as a result of working at the plant, despite thousands of people being employed at the site over many decades.

Employees undergo a range of regular annual health checks, including lung function testing, hearing tests, eyesight and skin checks, As part of the annual health monitoring regime, personnel also wear individual monitoring devices from time to time to check particulate exposure at the site.

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 >>