Operating Licence

Adelaide Brighton is licensed under the Environment Protection Act 1993 to operate a cement works at the Birkenhead Plant. The main licensed activities at the site are:

  • Cement works
  • Crushing, grinding and milling raw materials and clinker
  • Fuel burning: rate of heat released exceeding 5 megawatts
  • Bulk shipping facilities: unloading raw materials, loading of cement
  • Activities producing listed wastes, i.e. kiln dust

The object of the Operating Licence is to minimise emissions and impacts associated with the operation of the cement and quicklime manufacturing facility. The Operating Licence requires us to operate our cement works in compliance with specified emissions limits and to monitor and report on environmental performance.

Please click here to download the most recent EPA Licence.

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 >>