Boral Concrete Bringelly
The Bringelly Concrete operation will be Boral's newest concrete batching plant in the NSW/ACT network. Construction on the new site will begin during mid-2019.
Bringelly NSW 2556
Boral Concrete Bringelly will become the organisation’s newest site in its network of concrete manufacturing facilities across Sydney and NSW. Construction on the site will begin during the third ‘quarter’ of 2019, with the first production expected to occur in the first ‘quarter’ of 2020.
Positioned on land adjoining the long-standing PGH (formerly Boral) Brickworks on Greendale Road, the site has been selected as a central point from which to supply concrete products to the rapidly changing western and south western Sydney regions.
Once operational, the plant will produce up to 50000 cubic metres of concrete each year for use in both public and private infrastructure including private housing, public buildings, new roads and potential rail, and the ‘in progress’ Western Sydney Airport.
Boral received planning approval for the plant from the NSW Land and Environment Court during February 2019 after originally lodging the relevant application with Camden Council in May 2016.
Up to 20 people will work on the site during construction. Once operations commence, the concrete plant will support three local jobs on-site, and a further 15 drivers and contractors.
Work upon the new Boral Concrete Bringelly plant will begin in the third ‘quarter’ of 2019 and involve the preparation of the currently greenfield site, as well as the erection of the plant itself and ancillary buildings and structures.
The project will start with the establishment of a driveway into the site off Greendale Road, followed by the placement of a site office and amenities for workers.
Major earthworks will commence after this, the main component being the ‘cutting into’ the site’s slope to create the ‘floor level’ upon which the plant will sit.
The earth removed will be shaped into five metre high bunds that will line the front and side of the site for visual and noise management purposes.
A dam will also be built during this phase of construction. It will assist with supplying the plant with its water needs for both production and environmental management.
All of these activities are expected to take up to eight weeks, and represent the most likely part of the program to potentially generate external effects on surrounding properties.
As required by the new plant’s planning conditions of consent, particular diligence will be shown toward implementing the plant’s Construction Management and associated Environmental Management Plans to ensure this potential is kept to an absolute minimum.
The second phase of construction will involve the pouring of concrete across the site, including for ‘hard stand’ areas and the footings of the new plant. During each concrete ‘pouring day’ (expected to be every third day once pouring starts), up to 25 agitators will deliver concrete to the plant.
For around a fortnight during this phase, up to 20 semi-trailers will also bring structural steel to the site for use in setting up the silos, stands, conveyors, pipes and enclosures which make up the plant.
Once these are in place, the finishing touches such as connection to utilities, landscaping, signage, and linemarking will be carried out. We expect to be able to ‘open the gates’ for first production in the first ‘quarter’ of 2020.
The hours during which construction works can take place are 7am-6pm Mondays to Fridays, and 8am-1pm on Saturdays. No work is allowed on Sundays or during Public Holidays.
Throughout the construction program, we’ll endeavour to ensure our neighbours are well aware ahead of any major work we think might cause a potential wider inconvenience.
We’re also very keen to hear from local residents at all times about any concerns they might have with the works, or any feedback, suggestions or comments they may have.
You can call the Project Manager on 0401 896 590 or our Stakeholder Relations Manager on 0401 894 097. You can also send an email.
Once operational, the Boral Concrete Bringelly plant will be operated to the terms and conditions of an approval granted by the NSW Land and Environment Court on 26 February 2019.
To learn what happens at a typical Boral Concrete operation, you can visit our About Concrete page.
Boral Concrete Bringelly will be permitted to produce up to 50000 cubic metres of pre-mixed concrete each year for supply to customers across south western and western Sydney.
The site will operate from 7am-10pm Mondays to Saturdays, and 8am-10pm on Sundays and Public Holidays. No deliveries of materials will be permitted after 6pm on any day.
All loading and unloading activities are to be conducted inside enclosed structures. An example of this is slumping – the mixing of aggregates, cement and water which is often the noisiest part of the concrete manufacturing process.
An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) is required to be developed for the site before it begins operating. The EMP will offer guidance on implementing environmental and related obligations.
The EMP establishes the limits for common operational considerations such as noise, air quality (dust), water management and maintaining vegetation. It also includes mitigation measures and strategies in line with industry operating best practice.
The EMP also captures the range of environmental monitoring and reporting required by the terms of the planning consent, most data from which will be publicly available.
The new plant’s consent also includes restrictions on transport movements related to the new operation, both as part of efforts to maintain amenity and safety along Greendale Road, and to reduce overall noise effects from the new operation.
No more than 500 cubic metres of concrete may leave the site per day, and no more than 12 truck loads (agitators) of concrete may be shipped out per hour.
Between 7am and 6pm, no more than two loads (tippers, or truck-and-dogs) of aggregates or one load (tankers) of cement may be delivered to site in any one hour.
There is also a limit on the overall average number of trucks allowed to enter and leave the site each day – 86 truck loads of concrete, 20 of aggregates and seven of cement. No ‘B Double’ vehicles may visit the site until the approval of Greendale Road as a designated ‘B Double’ route.
Latest News and Community
Newsletters issued by Boral on behalf of the Bringelly site can be viewed below. These include those released during the seeking of planning approval for the new plant.
- Bringelly Concrete Community Newsletter February 2016
- Bringelly Concrete Community Newsletter June 2016
- Bringelly Concrete Community Newsletter June 2019
In the Community
Boral has been present in the Bringelly region for an extended period, a legacy of its former ownership of the brickworks located in Greendale Road. The establishment of the new concrete plant renews the association.
During the past decade, Boral has actively supported programs and activities at the Bringelly Public School and Bringelly Sports Club.
The school in particular has benefitted from Boral’s corporate partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia through which several environmental improvements have been undertaken within the grounds.
The school’s Anzac Memorial Wall (2016) was built with materials support from Boral and other partners, while Boral Concrete has also supplied its products to various improvements including storage sheds (2016) over time.