Wetlands Expansion

Located at the southern most end of the Birkenhead plant Schroder Park wetland provides an environmentally significant space within a highly developed and commercialised zone. Great biodiversity can be seen through the abundance of provenance plants used to recreate the vegetation communities along the Lefevre Peninsula prior to European colonisation.

Constructed in the late 1990's, the array of fauna at this wetland supports healthy water quality and a good range of habitats. The wetland captures and cleans onsite grey water and stormwater preventing it from flowing untreated into the Port River.

After the completion of the Port River Expressway and the Tom Diver Derrick Bridge, Adelaide Brighton Cement acquired 7,500m2 of industrial waste land directly adjacent our Schroder Park wetlands.

In late 2013 the expansion of wetlands was started and the initial phase was to clear the area. Approximately 100 tonnes of waste debri was removed, including old bitumen roads, fencing, timber and concrete slabs. The area was then topped up with quality soil, shaped to include two ponds and several mounds so as to blend in with the existing wetland. In mid 2014 over 2000 natives plants were strategically planted and by this stage, reeds had already began to establish themselves in the ponds.

The expansion project has more than doubled the wetland size to nearly four acres and the development of a substantially larger and more diverse wetland/ecosystem has been very successful.

The wetland provides community involvement opportunities and activities and is an impressive educational resource.

Wetlands expansion

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 >>