Vibration Study Completed

During 2016, an independent study and impact assessment was undertaken to determine if vibrations could be detected in neighbouring residential areas and if there were any associated impacts.

Leading independent external consultant firm, Resonate Acoustics, was engaged to initiate and manage this program. The first phase was to determine the plant ground vibration levels both during and after the March 2016 plant shutdown. Three ground vibration monitors were placed along the Adelaide Brighton Cement boundary on Victoria Road and in the centre of the main plant to determine the associated vibration levels.

The initial report identified vibrations from traffic on nearby roads and other activities are generally higher than the vibrations likely attributable to Adelaide Brighton Cement, and that transient events, such as traffic, are likely to have a higher impact than baseline vibration levels attributable to the plant.

The second phase of the project included an independent community survey and technical assessment of the adjacent neighbourhood to identify the subsequent residential properties to be tested for ground vibrations. Community Liaison Group resident members, in conjunction with Adelaide Brighton Cement and the consultants, developed the scope of the survey questionnaires.

The final phase of the study was to undertake internal vibration monitoring of six residences directly adjacent the main plant. The survey and residential locations tested were conducted and chosen by the independent consultants to ensure full confidentially and impartiality.

The report also identified that short term higher vibration measurements were due to localised activity adjacent to the vibration monitors or vehicle movements on the adjacent Victoria Road. The EPA has indicated it is satisfied with the outcomes of the study and has noted that there are no further actions required.

Resonate Acoustics, presented its findings to the Community Liaison Group open meeting on December 5, 2017, and all residents who participated in the survey and the subsequent residential testing have been informed of the results.

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)

ABC is working with the Community Liaison Group to develop a new EIP. Local residents are encouraged to provide feedback on potential ideas to improve our site. Community feedback can be submitted via Contact us tab. Alternatively, you can provide your feedback through resident members of the Community Liaison Group. 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 >>