Environmental Improvement Plans (EIP)

Adelaide Brighton Cement is licensed under the Environmental Protection Act 1993 to operate a cement works at the Birkenhead Plant. The object of the Operating Licence is to minimise emissions and impacts associated with the operation of the cement manufacturing facility.

In accordance with our licence, we manage an Environmental Improvement Plan (EIP), endorsed by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Community Liaison Group (CLG). To do this we are addressing a range of issues including stack emissions, fugitive dust, noise,vibration and any other environmental issues identified in consultation with the CLG and the adjacent community.


Key activities being undertaken as part of our ongoing include:

• Improved stockpile management and fringe materials delivery systems

• Improvements in fugitive dust and stack emmisions

• Increased focus on renewable energy

• Improved community communications

• Ongoing program of plant vegetation and greening

• Comprehensive review of our stormwater management plan

• Implementation of a noise reduction plan in consultation with the community

Key EIP initiatives include:

Construction of an Annex to the north end of the main gantry to fully enclose all loading and material movements within a sealed environment

Bitumen Sealing of all heavy traffic areas to reduce fugitive particulate emissions and allow for regular road sweeping

A dedicated water cart to apply dust suppressant and road sealing agents to all external raw material stockpiles and unsealed access roads

Installation of a new fully enclosed conveyor system to allow all internal site clinker movement to occur without the use of trucks, reducing the risk of fugitive dust  from the site

Noise abatement initiatives, including installation of equipment silencers and equipment upgrades, regular independent monitoring and noise mapping in and around the plant

Installation of automated Rapid Raise doors at the truck entry points of the north and south ends of main gantry and the south end of the Cement Mill1 raw material building - this will minimise dust leakage through our main doors

Review/audit stormwater management systems including mapping, volumes, recycling and associated improvements

The installation of an additional two continuous ambient air dust monitors

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 >>

Environmental Improvement Programme (EIP)

Please follow the link to view our latest EPA approved Environmental Improvement Programme. more >>

Live Ambient Particulate Monitoring Data

Adelaide Brighton Cement maintains two ambient air quality particulate monitors located in the local community at Gunn Street and the ABC Community Park on Alfred Street. To view the monitoring data click on the following link. more >>