Adelaide Brighton’s Community Park

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Adelaide Brighton Cement is pleased to announce the opening of the multi-purpose Community Park in June 2015, which will provide a dedicated area for play, recreation and dog exercise. The park also incorporates localised flood relief through an engineered designed grassed detention basin that will capture stormwater from Alfred Street during flooding events.

After an extensive process of community consultation, the final design for the park was developed in late 2014, with construction beginning in April 2015.

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The park includes a range of features including irrigated grass recreation lawns, a paved entry plaza, two new shelters, seating and a drinking fountain with dog bowl. Over 2000 new native trees and plants have been planted, with logs and limestone boulders providing a natural edge to the park. There are also a series of new bins and a dog bag dispenser unit.

We recognise that the Community Park is an important piece of open space in the Birkenhead community and we are proud to have created a park that will benefit a wide range of residents. You are welcome to start using the park on or after the opening date.

Please keep the park clean and tidy for everyone to enjoy. Download the community park flyer here.

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Key Features of your Community Park

Underground Drain

Flood waters can enter and exit the basin through a new underground drain extension.

A discharge control pit ensures the basin will only fill during times of flood. As the water level within the street drainage system falls below the water level in the basin, a flap gate within the discharge control pit will open, enabling the water in the basin to return to the street drainage system. Low level rainfall events will not spill into the basin.

Overland Flow Path

In severe flood events, flood waters ponding in the road way can spill into the basin across the footpath.

We would like to thank everyone, particularly residents, who have been involved in the process of developing the Community Park and participated in surveys and a range of meeting and discussions.

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Community Engagement

The Adelaide Brighton Cement Birkenhead Plant Community Engagement Plan 2018 V2 is now available. The Community Engagement Plan is intended to be an ongoing collaborative working document. All feedback from the community is welcome. View our Community Engagement Plan V2 here. Community feedback can be sent to BirkenheadCommunity@adbri.com.au. 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 >>

Environmental Improvement Program

Adelaide Brighton Cement maintains an ongoing Environmental Improvement Plan (EIP). The EIP is endorsed by the Environment Protection Authority and developed in consultation with the Community Liaison Group to continuously improve on our environmental footprint. To view the latest EIP please follow the link more >>