Environmental Improvement Plans (EIP)

Adelaide Brighton Cement is licensed under the Environmental Protection Act 1993 to operate a cement works at the Birkenhead Plant. The object of the Operating Licence is to minimise emissions and impacts associated with the operation of the cement manufacturing facility.

In accordance with our licence, we manage an Environmental Improvement Plan (EIP), endorsed by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Community Liaison Group (CLG). To do this we are addressing a range of issues including stack emissions, fugitive dust, noise,vibration and any other environmental issues identified in consultation with the CLG and the adjacent community.

EIP

Key activities being undertaken as part of our ongoing include:

• Improved stockpile management and fringe materials delivery systems

• Improvements in ambient dust and stack monitoring & reporting

• Increased focus on renewable energy

• Improved community communications

• Ongoing program of plant vegetation and greening

• Comprehensive review of our stormwater management plan

• Implementation of a noise reduction plan in consultation with the community

Key EIP initiatives include:

• Construction of an Annex to the north end of the main gantry to fully enclose all loading and material movements within a sealed environment

• Installation of automated Rapid Raise doors at the truck entry points of the north and south ends of main gantry and the south end of the Cement Mill1 raw material building - this will minimise dust leakage through our main doors

• Additional site cameras to monitor process activities and emission sources

• Improve reporting systems to identify and act on real time information to reduce fugitive dust sources

• Review/audit stormwater management systems including mapping, volumes, recycling and associated improvements

• The installation of an additional two continuous ambient air dust monitors

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 >>