Project Details

Material handling facility involving the importation of material by ship, storage on-site and dispatch by road.

Element Engagement

Element’s engagement included:

  • Planning and environmental feasibility study
  • Project management of the Designated Development Application process and associated technical studies
  • Preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
  • Community and stakeholder consultation
  • Preparation of the Response to Submissions Report
  • Management of environmental input to Land and Environmental Court process

Project Achievements

Element were instrumental in achieving a successful approval from the Land and Environment Court through our thorough knowledge of key technical aspects and our ability to challenge our technical specialists to think out the box.

As EPA known and accepted emission factors weren’t available for the type of materials proposed to be stockpiled and handled on site, and the known emission factors for ‘earth’ were not representative of these materials, Element asked the air quality specialists if it wasn’t possible to develop material specific emission factors so that the air quality assessment was accurate and representative. By challenging the air quality specialist they spoke to various universities in NSW and identified one that could conduct testing of the movement of each material type in a wind tunnel. They commissioned these tests and developed accurate emission factors for the material types proposed to be stored on site, which improved the accuracy/robustness of the air quality modelling.