Wetlands Expansion

Located at the southern most end of the Birkenhead plant Schroder Park wetland provides an environmentally significant space within a highly developed and commercialised zone. Great biodiversity can be seen through the abundance of provenance plants used to recreate the vegetation communities along the Lefevre Peninsula prior to European colonisation.

Constructed in the late 1990's, the array of fauna at this wetland supports healthy water quality and a good range of habitats. The wetland captures and cleans onsite grey water and stormwater preventing it from flowing untreated into the Port River.

After the completion of the Port River Expressway and the Tom Diver Derrick Bridge, Adelaide Brighton Cement acquired 7,500m2 of industrial waste land directly adjacent our Schroder Park wetlands.

In late 2013 the expansion of wetlands was started and the initial phase was to clear the area. Approximately 100 tonnes of waste debri was removed, including old bitumen roads, fencing, timber and concrete slabs. The area was then topped up with quality soil, shaped to include two ponds and several mounds so as to blend in with the existing wetland. In mid 2014 over 2000 natives plants were strategically planted and by this stage, reeds had already began to establish themselves in the ponds.

The expansion project has more than doubled the wetland size to nearly four acres and the development of a substantially larger and more diverse wetland/ecosystem has been very successful.

The wetland provides community involvement opportunities and activities and is an impressive educational resource.

Wetlands expansion

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 >>