Stormwater Management

At Birkenhead, we have a comprehensive management programme in place to recycle stormwater on site, reducing our use of mains water. This includes having six main catchment areas strategically placed around the site to maximise the volume of stormwater we recycle.

Water recycling

As well as stormwater, we capture water run-off from our truck washes that is also recycled on site.

Water that contains traces of silt is typically treated through sedimentation, catchment and filtration systems, including surface and underground sumps, settling ponds and reeds that improve the water quality.

Wetland-DuckTreated and captured water is then used to irrigate gardens around the site or recycled into our wetlands/stormwater catchment areas, including Schroder Park and our southern wetland areas.

The wetlands provide an excellent habitat for a wide range of native flora and fauna. Schroder Park is also a popular place for the community and local schools to come and visit. 

The continuous supply of quality recycled water to our wetlands and gardens ensures the healthy ecosystem is maintained all year round, allowing plants and wildlife to flourish.

Plants On SiteFuture Plans

A comprehensive study is currently underway to help us identify and further enhance our stormwater management and water recycling at Birkenhead.

There are also plans to relocate our southern stockpiles, which would reduce the suspended soils loads in the area and result in improved quality of stormwater runoffs.

We are committed to continually finding ways to conserve water at Birkenhead and have a Water Efficiency Team dedicated to identifying improvements.

Community Engagement

Seeking community input in the development of a Community Engagement Plan. As a local resident, we encourage you to let us know how you feel we can improve our community engagement activities. You can provide your feedback via the ‘Contact Us’ page, or alternatively through the resident members of the Community Liaison Group. We also welcome you to review our communication 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 >>

Adelaide Brighton Cement “Women in Industry” Open Day

Adelaide Brighton Cement Birkenhead Plant welcomed 20 female Year 10 students from Mount Carmel College in Rosewater to its inaugural ''Women in Industry'' Open Day, which was officiated by the Hon Susan Close MP, Member for Port Adelaide, Minister for Education and Child Development and Minister for Higher Education and Skills. For more information please follow the link more >>