We have recently become aware of dust complaints from the local community. Holcim takes responsible environmental management very seriously and has over the years implemented a number of permanent and operational dust control measures to address previous community concerns.
In light of the current concerns, Holcim has committed to the following actions in order to further reduce any potential dust impact on the local community:
- Reduce speed limit on quarry entrance road to 20kph. (Completed)
- Increase use of street sweeper (Completed)
- Increase water cart use on main entrance road (Completed)
- Hose down outside of crushing plant shed (Completed)
- Installation of CoolFogTM on mobile crushing equipment (Completed)
- Implement automatic notifications from on site weather station (Completed)
- Install cameras for real time monitoring of dust emissions over quarry plant and stockpiles (Completed)
- Review of impact monitoring by an air quality expert to gain a better understanding of the impacts and track improvements. (Underway)
- Review long term wheel washing system options as part of air quality expert review. (Underway)
- Review of dust generating activities and management procedures by an air quality expert to provide recommendations on additional measures for dust control. (Underway)
- Review the location of dust deposition gauges with the view to install an additional monitor closer to or along Vennor Drive to cover additional sensitive receptors. This will be undertaken by Holcim in conjunction with the review by the air quality expert. (Completed)
- Commence PM10 monitoring (requested by EHP following recent complaints) once sensitive receptor locations are identified and approved. (Underway)
- Communicate review findings to stakeholders. (October)
The timeframes noted are indicative and may change depending on full scope of reviews and availability of consultants and/or potential equipment.
Contact Phil Dukes, Beenleigh Quarry Manager, on 0429 791 202 to provide feedback or request further information.
View Twelve Month Dust Deposition Monitoring summary