Boral bids for 24h mill at Geelong

Boral bids for 24h mill at Geelong
28 July 2017

Australian cement producer Boral has applied to the Australian Environmental Protection Authority to run a 24h grinding mill in Geelong’s north.

The new facility at the proposed North Shore site will have a capacity of 1.3Mta.

“(The new site) is directly adjacent to the wharf complex, which would allow efficient unloading of clinker from ships,” a Boral spokesman said when the company first raised the concept late last year. “Importantly, the site is also surrounded by other large ­industrial premises, meaning it is well separated and largely hidden from residential areas.”The cement producer has also proposed constructing new equipment, including an enclosed ball mill and covered store, outdoor product stockpiles and clinker unloading and delivery ­infrastructure.

EPA Development Assessments Manager, Tim Faragher, said Boral Cement required an works approval before starting any construction works on the clinker grinding mill. “(Work approvals) are ­required for industrial and waste management activities that have the potential for ­significant environmental ­impact,” Mr Faragher said.

The EPA has four months to make a decision on the application.

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