Boral Concrete Bringelly
Boral Concrete Bringelly will be the organisation's newest concrete batching plant in NSW once opened for business during the first half of 2020.
Please note this plant will not be open to the public. All sales and product enquiries may only be directed to 1300 552 555, or you can send an online request.
80 Greendale Road
Bringelly NSW 2556
Boral Concrete Bringelly will be the newest part of our network of concrete manufacturing facilities in NSW once construction and commissioning of the site is completed during the first half of 2020.
Positioned on land adjoining the long-standing PGH (formerly Boral) Brickworks on Greendale Road, the site will provide a central point to supply concrete products into 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 housing, public buildings, new roads, potential rail links, and the Western Sydney Airport now under construction.
Up to 20 people are working 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.
Construction (Feb 2020)
Construction of the new Boral Concrete Bringelly plant is now almost complete, with the site's commissioning program expected to begin in late February 2020 (see Commissioning Program).
Building advanced rapidly across December and January, with the final components of the plant's structure including the concrete mixer lifted into place. All concrete paving has now been completed except for the site's driveway.
The visual-noise bunds which line the north eastern corner of the property will be hydroseeded during mid-February to 'kick start' vegetation of the slopes. Operational and security lighting will also be installed during February and March.
Thanks to the heavy rains of February, the site's water storage dam has filled to its usable capacity of 450 000 litres. The dam will reduce the site's need for 'mains' water in a 'dry year' by around 34 percent (68 percent in a 'wet year').
Water from the dam will be used for production and environmental management purposes, and on-site amenities.
During times of low rainfall, or when the dam does not have any capacity, the site will use a private water line to be installed along Greendale Road during mid-to-late February.
Although Boral has fully funded the private water line, it will be owned by Sydney Water. Any queries about the line, including potential connection, should be directed to them.
Under the planning approvals for the plant, Boral is also required to build deceleration lanes on Greendale Road which lead to the site's driveway.
Pending design approval from Camden Council, we're hoping to start work on these during late February-early March.
This project will take around three to four weeks, with Greendale Road reduced to a single lane in front of the new plant for around a fortnight. Traffic controls will be in place during this period.
Construction hours will remain as 7am-6pm Mondays to Fridays and 8am-1pm on Saturdays, with no work allowed on Sundays or during Public Holidays until the start of the commissioning program.
Once commissioning begins, the site will revert to its approved operational hours as shown on the main Bringelly Concrete page.
We remain keen to hear from local residents at all times about any concerns they might have with the works, or any feedback, suggestions or comments.
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.
Commissioning Program (Feb 2020)
Weather or other unforeseen circumstances aside, we're hoping to start commissioning the new Boral Concrete Bringelly plant toward the end of February.
Commissioning refers to detailed tasks and checks we need to complete in order to ensure what we've built works well and to expectation.
The program is split into two phases - 'dry' and 'wet'. Each phase will take around a fortnight to complete.
'Dry' commissioning involves the running of plant and equipment without introducing raw materials needed to make concrete.
During this phase, we'll test components such as conveyors, compressors, pumps and the plant's controls.
For the 'wet' commissioning phase, raw materials will be introduced and the plant's first test products will be made.
If all goes well, production rates will gradually increase until the site can be officially opened for business.
The start of commissioning means activity at the site will become more like a regular operating day.
Accordingly, the site's hours of operation will switch to those approved under the planning consent for the plant. These are shown on the main Bringelly Concrete page.
The level of heavy vehicle traffic moving to and from our site will also noticeably change.
Initially, this will be because of the need to stockpile the aggregates, sand and cement required to make concrete ahead of the 'wet' trial period.
The tippers (truck-and-dogs) and tankers delivering these materials will soon make way for our concrete agitators (mixers). The 'agis' will begin taking the finished concrete products to customers and worksites.
Agis will be the most commonly seen heavy vehicles on Greendale Road once the plant is in full production.
Residents may also see B-Double trucks using the road between The Northern Road and the plant.
Transport for NSW has approved our use of these vehicles up to 19 metres length on this part of the road, mainly for cement deliveries.
All heavy vehicle movements will be managed in accordance with our relevant planning approvals.
These approvals stipulate limits on the number and type of heavy vehicles which may access and leave the site each day (see Operations).
Throughout the commissioning program and transition to full production, we'd like to hear from residents and community members about their first experiences of the site.
This first part of the plant's 'life' affords us opportunity to make adjustments, or to correct things before they create a longer-term issue.
To offer your thoughts, 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.
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's hours of operation are listed on the main Bringelly Concrete page.
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.
B Double heavy vehicles up to 19 meters in length are permitted to travel between the site and The Northern Road.
Latest News and Community
Newsletters issued by the Boral Concrete 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
- Bringelly Concrete Community Newsletter September 2019
- Bringelly Concrete Community Newsletter December 2019
- Bringelly Concrete Community Newsletter February 2020
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.