Southern Quarries (Sellicks Beach)
12 February 2017
The EPA is currently investigating complaints from the community that dust coming from the Southern Quarries site at Sellicks Hill is creating local nuisance.
The EPA is collecting evidence in regards to the operations and the effectiveness of measures implemented by Southern Quarries to mitigate dust coming from the site that have been required by the EPA under its Dust Management Plan. Please see the Community Update below.
Southern Quarries operate the dolomite and bluestone quarry at Sellicks Hill, which has been mined since the early 1970s and is owned by Adelaide Brighton Limited. Southern Quarries has a license from the EPA for activities of environmental significance. Licence conditions include dust prevention, stormwater management, waste management and operational management.
In March 2016 the EPA revised Southern Quarries’ licence conditions, requiring it to develop a Dust Management Plan. This plan, implemented in June 2016, requires Southern Quarries to identify likely sources of dust from its activities and provide for all reasonable and practicable measures for minimising dust emissions.
Air monitoring report
Air was monitored from January 2016 to February 2017, to enable the EPA to carefully examine particulate matter in conjunction with wind speed, direction measurements, and other available information to understand sources of dust in the area.
To make a complaint or for further information please contact the EPA Mining and Radiation Branch, telephone: (08) 8204 2004 or email.
Southern Quarries Head Office will take the details of the query or complaint and will follow up with the Manager on site at Sellicks Hill, tel: (08) 8556 3007 or www.southernquarries.com.au.