Where is the RDC?
The site is at the end of Kellogg Road, Rooty Hill. The One Steel Mini Mill forms the site boundary to the west, Humes Pipe factory to the north, the railway and North Parade to the south, and Nurragingy Reserve to the east.
Why do we need the RDC?
Our industry provides society with essential construction materials that are utilised in building and maintaining Australia's infrastructure and built environment. Our products are used significantly across the construction industry in the sectors of residential, industrial, commercial and also general infrastructure. Sydney’s main local sources for construction materials, particularly at Penrith Lakes Development Corporation (PLDC) are being rapidly depleted. Production from the PLDC is expected to continue to gradually fall until closure of the operation around mid-2015.
In order to replace production from the PLDC scheme, Holcim is looking to source material from outside of the Sydney area. The proposed RDC at Rooty Hill would receive construction materials sourced from quarries outside the Sydney Basin, store and blend these materials and distribute them to customers in the Sydney market on a long-term basis.