Presentation on theme: "Holcim Regional Distribution Centre Rooty Hill"— Presentation transcript:
1 Holcim Regional Distribution Centre Rooty Hill Environment and Community Project Induction
2 Environment and Community Project Induction REMEMBER ! Environmental protection is everyone’s responsibility
3 Overview The main objectives of this presentation are to: Communicate individual responsibilities and accountabilities for environmental protection and community and stakeholder management.Make everyone on site aware of the scope of environmental issues and management practices relevant to the Project.Provide an overview of environmental protection, legislation and Holcim’s environmental requirements.
4 Why do we need to protect the environment To maintain the integrity of the environmentBecause protection of the environment is a key business objective of Holcim.To ensure compliance with our legal requirements and prevent “environmental harm” and potential fines and prosecution.All employees, contractors and sub-contractors are responsible for ensuring compliance with our legal requirements and preventing ‘environmental harm’ resulting from their activities. Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, the government can impose fines on individuals and Companies, where they are not notified of an environmental incident or ‘environmental harm’ has been caused. Fines can range from $1,500 to $5,000,000 plus $120,000 per day if the impact continues and/or up to 7 years in jail.Because councils, government departments and the general public demand a high level of environmental protection.
5 Holcim’s Environmental Policy The policy describes an approach to environment and community management that must be followed.Includes:Complying with applicable environmental lawsMinimising environment impacts of operationsOperating as an environmentally and socially responsible neighbourAdopt and enforce internal standardsMaintain effective communication channels with employeesProvide necessary resources for training employeesRehabilitate land that is impacted by activitiesEnsure energy efficiencyRespond to challenges presented by climate change
7 What are the key environmental issues for Rooty Hill RDC? Protection of flora and fauna in the Angus Creek riparian corridor (i.e. Endangered Ecological Communities and the Grevillea Juniperina)Protection of water quality (including erosion and sediment control)Traffic managementNoise and vibrationAir qualityMaterial storage areasCommunity and stakeholder managementEnvironmental incident and emergency responseWaste managementEuropean and Aboriginal heritageGrevillea Juniperina
8 How are these environmental issues managed? The project has a construction Environmental Management System to ensure all environmental aspects and impacts (i.e. environmental hazards) associated with construction activities are identified and appropriately addressed and managed on a day-to-day basis. This presentation summarise the key points from the EMS.Risk not identified!
9 Rooty Hill RDC Construction Environmental Management System (EMS) Minister’s Conditions of Approval (MCoA)Environmental Assessment Report and related documentsRelevant Legislation and other ApprovalsHolcim Environmental Management System (EMS)Construction Environment Management Plan (CEMP) (including Environmental Control Plans for non-key issues)Rooty Hill RDC Construction Environmental Management System (EMS)Issue Specific Environmental Management Plans (for Key Issues)Construction Noise Management PlanConstruction Soil and Water Quality Management PlanConstruction Traffic Management PlanConstruction Dust Management PlanConstruction Waste Management PlanEmergency Response PlanProject Specific Environmental Management DocumentsCommunity Communications StrategyVegetation Management PlanCompensatory Habitat PackageLandscape PlanFinal Hazard AnalysisConstruction Access Management Program (if required)Sensitive Area Diagrams (SADs) and progressive Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans (ESCPs)Monitoring Inspection and proceduresConstruction Method Statements (CMS) (e.g. Clearing and Grubbing , Sedimentation Basin Management)Improvement/corrective actionAudits and Reports
10 How are these environmental issues managed? (Cont) The Project’s Construction Environment Management Plan (CEMP) and issue specific management plans for noise, air quality, traffic, soil and water, waste and emergency response identify environmental safeguards relevant to the Project. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of the requirements.A copy of the CEMP and issue specific management plans are available in the Project Site Office.Construction Method Statements (CMS’s) must be developed for various high risk construction activities that have the potential to impact on the environment (i.e. clearing and grubbing). These CMS’s must incorporate environmental control measures and safeguards and will be reviewed by the Environmental Officer prior to works commencing.
11 How are these environmental issues managed? (Cont) Monitoring, inspections, auditing and reporting must be completed as detailed in the CEMP and issue specific environmental management plans. This includes weekly environmental site inspections, inspections after rainfall and ongoing monitoring for compliance with emission limits in the consent.Record how environmental issues are being managed and dealt with on site.Highlight areas where additional training or guidance may be required.Ensure that the CEMP and issue specific environmental management plans are being implemented effectively by all staff, contractors and sub-contractors.Record compliance with legal requirements.Why are monitoring, inspections, auditing and reporting important?
12 Protection of Flora and Fauna What are your environmental responsibilities?Where practicable, don’t park/place vehicles, plant, equipment and stockpiles within the drip-lines of trees or in a manner which results in damage to vegetation.Stockpiling of material and the storage of hazardous substances and dangerous goods is not permitted in the Angus Creek riparian corridor.Contact the Environmental Officer if any native animal is injured on site or requires removal from the site.Consult the Environmental Officer before any trees or shrubs are removed.Any weeds removed to be disposed of at an appropriately licensed waste disposal facility.
13 Protection of Flora and Fauna What are your environmental responsibilities?No access (pedestrian or vehicle) is permitted into the Angus Creek riparian corridor, which has been fenced with exclusion fencing.Minimise vegetation clearance and disturbance.
14 Protection of Water Quality (Including Sediment and Erosion Control) What are your environmental responsibilities?All sediment and erosion control measures to be consistent with the Department of Housing “Blue Book” on erosion and sediment control. This includes but is not limited to the following measures:The development of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans for works.Establish erosion and sediment control measures before work commences and appropriately maintain these throughout the duration of the works (i.e. controls to be inspected and maintained after rainfall).Divert upslope surface run-off away from trenches, stockpiles and disturbed areas to prevent erosion.Minimise the extent of ground disturbance and progressively stabilise disturbed areas.Ensure the mud and soil is removed from vehicles before they leave a work site.Stabilise site entry/exit points.
15 Stabilise site entry/egress point with aggregate or rumble grid Protection of Water Quality (Including Sediment and Erosion Control)Stabilise site entry/egress point with aggregate or rumble grid
16 Maintain sediment fencing throughout the works Protection of Water Quality (Including Sediment and Erosion Control)Maintain sediment fencing throughout the works
17 Maintain sediment fencing throughout the works Protection of Water Quality (Including Sediment and Erosion Control)Maintain sediment fencing throughout the works
18 Protection of Water Quality (Including Sediment and Erosion Control) What are your environmental responsibilities?Ensure that there is a designated concrete washout area with temporary or permanent bunding on your site and that all washout occurs within this designated area.Any refuelling and servicing of vehicles/machinery to be conducted away from the Angus Creek riparian corridor.
19 Protection of Water Quality (Including Sediment and Erosion Control) What are your environmental responsibilities?Sediment fences, sand bags and sediment basins are to be used to control run-off.
20 Traffic Management What are your environmental responsibilities? Heavy vehicles accessing the site must not queue within the adjacent local road network.Vehicles must not park on local roads in the vicinity of the project at any time.On site speed restrictions must be complied with at all times.Traffic incidents must be reported to the Holcim Project Manager.Vehicles accessing the site must use designated routes to and from the site (i.e. M7, Power Street, Glendenning Road, Woodstock Avenue, Kellogg Road).
22 Noise and VibrationWhat are your environmental responsibilities?Do not start equipment prior to working hours.Construction activities audible at any residential receptor are limited to the following hours:7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays8:00 am to 1:00 pm on SaturdaysAt no time on Sundays or public holidaysAvoid unnecessary noise e.g. switch off machines when not in use.Be aware and respectful of residents and businesses in the vicinity of the site and users of the adjacent Nurragingy Reserve.
23 Air QualityWhat are your environmental responsibilities?Ensure all loads transported to and from the work site must be covered at all times.Minimise the extent of excavation as much as possible and progressive rehabilitation.Not to leave work vehicles, plant or machinery running or idling when not in use.Implement dust suppression measures during excess dust generation (i.e. use of water carts, watering of exposed areas, cover stockpiles, road sweeping).
24 Air QualityEffective dust covers are mandatory
26 Material Storage Areas What are your environmental responsibilities? Any dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances stored on site are to be stored in bunded areas (temporary/permanent) away from the Angus Creek corridor.This bunded area must be able to contain at least 110% spillage of the largest container.
28 Environmental and Incident Emergency Response What are your environmental responsibilities?Examples of incidents include:- An oil, fuel or chemical spill- Injuring or death of native wildlife- Discharges of sediment laden water- Excessive noise or dust generationContact the Environmental Officer and Holcim Project Manager immediately in the event of an actual or potential environmental incident.Cease all work in affected area (if required) and check the safety and account for all personnel.Employ pollution containment measures and re-establish environmental controls.Ensure that there is a spill kit available on site at all times and that this spill kit is regularly maintained.
29 Reuse/recycle waste where possible. Waste ManagementWhat are your environmental responsibilities?Reuse/recycle waste where possible.Store all waste in secure receptacles or contained areas.Licensed transport and disposal contractors to be used as required.Environmental Officer is to be notified immediately if any potentially contaminated material is uncovered.Keep all work areas clean and tidy.Record all waste removed from site on the Recycle and Waste Removal Register.
30 Waste ManagementIf you cannot segregate waste onsite make sure your waste goes to sorting facility
32 European and Aboriginal Heritage What are your environmental responsibilities?In the unlikely event that a previously unrecorded item of heritage significance (European and/or Aboriginal) and/or skeletal remains are discovered during construction, STOP WORK in the vicinity and notify the Holcim Project Manager and Environmental Officer are to be notified immediately.
33 Community and Stakeholder Management Holcim is committed to working with local residents and stakeholders and providing early and accurate advice to minimise the impacts of construction.So we need to:- Consider the community and affected residents- Minimise the construction impacts- Keep the community informed and notified- Keep our promises to the community- Manage and resolve inquiries and complaints
34 Community and Stakeholder Management Who are the community?Directly impacted residentsIndirectly impacted residentsProperty ownersStakeholders (i.e. Councils, Schools, Public Area Users, environmental groups, local MPs) and community groupsBusinesses near project site
35 Community and Stakeholder Management No staff or sub-contractor is approved to release any information regarding construction activities to any organisation or person without prior approval of the Holcim Project Manager and Environmental Officer.
36 Community and Stakeholder Management Stakeholder InvolvementRecording inquiries and / or complaints:Free call:address:Postal Address: Rooty Hill Project Manager, Holcim, PO Box 5697, West Chatswood, NSW 1515
37 Summary of the Inquiry and Complaints Resolution Process Inquiry and/or Complaint Received (via phone, , post, direct contact with project team, etc)Within 24 hoursEnvironmental Officer (EO) informed and EO contacts the community or stakeholder representative to clarify reason for inquiry and/or complaint and to notify of the investigation processWithin 24 hoursEO records details of inquiry and/or complaint into Inquiry and Complaints RegisterInternal InvestigationEO, Holcim Project Manager and Contractor verbally confirm the action to be undertaken with the inquiry and/or complaint and record details in the registerWithin 5 daysEO sends written response to community or stakeholder representativeEvery monthMonthly Progress Report