Cardup Brickworks Redevelopment

Closed 23 Sep 2020

Opened 17 Sep 2020

Overview

Austral Bricks is proposing the redevelopment of the Cardup Brickworks, which includes the expansion of the existing factory, increasing the design capacity from 200,000 to 250,000 tonnes per annum. 

The site is located in the southern extremity of Byford.  Additional ancillary improvements include the installation of a new baghouse scrubber and a new primary crusher located in the floor of the pit. 

The proposal would include: 

  • Expanding the capacity from 200,000 to 250,000 tonnes per annum; 

  • New kiln and dryers; 

  • New baghouse scrubber; 

  • New hopper and reinstated conveyor; 

  • New primary crusher; and 

  • Internal haul road upgrades and widening of crossovers. 

The proposal would require the clearing of up to 1 hectare (ha) of native vegetation, an upgrade to creek crossings, and a revised stormwater management regime. 

Why We Are Consulting

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What Happens Next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Seven-day comment on referrals