Gantry dust collector

Last year a comprehensive analysis of an intensive noise study identified

the gantry dust collector fan as a major contributor to noise in the adjacent neighbourhood.

Gantry Dust Collector

As a result of investigation by our engineering team and acoustic consultants, the fan outlet from which the noise was emanating was facing east (that is away from residential zone), however the noise was in fact reflecting off opposing walls back into the adjacent neighbourhood.

Noise absorption barriers on the opposing walls were the first line of thought, but our own engineering staff felt that by lifting and rotating the fan outlet away from the opposing wall it would provide a more permanent solution.

The feasibility and engineering design was subsequently completed by our senior mechanical engineering staff and with the help of a 50 tonne crane, a 3 metre high by 2 metre wide outlet duct extension was installed in September last year.

The project proved to be a great success as subsequent external monitoring verified the noise from the gantry dust collector impacting the adjacent local community has been eliminated.

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 >>