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June 2011

Holcim (Australia) Pty Limited

Lynwood Quarry
Environmental Management Strategy
Revision 2



Lynwood Quarry
Environmental Management Strategy
Revision 2




Prepared by

Umwelt (Australia) Pty Limited

on behalf of

Holcim (Australia) Pty Limited
















2/20 The Boulevarde
PO Box 838
Toronto NSW 2283

Ph: 02 4950 5322
Fax: 02 4950 5737
Email: mail@umwelt.com.au
Website: www.umwelt.com.au
Project Director: John Merrell

Project Manager: Luke Bettridge

Report No. 2238/R01/Final Date: June 2011

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0
 
Introduction ................................................................................. 1
 
1.1
 
Overview of the Project ........................................................................ 1
 
1.2
 
Purpose and Scope .............................................................................. 2
 
1.3
 
Objectives of the Strategy ................................................................... 2
 
1.4
 
Development Consent Conditions ...................................................... 3
 
2.0
 
Environmental Management Framework .................................. 4
 
2.1
 
Structure of the Strategy ..................................................................... 4
 
2.2
 
Environmental Policy and Commitment ............................................. 5
 
2.2.1
 
Holcim Environment Policy ................................................................................. 5
 
2.2.2
 
Lynwood Quarry Environmental Policy .............................................................. 6
 
2.3
 
Environmental Management System .................................................. 7
 
2.3.1
 
Lynwood Quarry Environmental Management System ...................................... 7
 
2.3.2
 
Holcim Australia Environmental Management System ...................................... 7
 
3.0
 
Planning ....................................................................................... 8
 
3.1
 
Identification of Environmental Aspects and Impacts ...................... 8
 
3.2
 
Statutory Requirements ....................................................................... 9
 
3.3
 
Environmental Objectives and Targets ............................................ 10
 
3.4
 
Environmental Management Programs and Plans .......................... 11
 
3.4.1
 
Environmental Management Programs ............................................................ 11
 
3.4.2
 
Environmental Management Plans .................................................................. 11
 
4.0
 
Implementation and Operation ................................................. 12
 
4.1
 
Structure and Responsibility ............................................................. 12
 
4.2
 
Training, Awareness and Competence ............................................. 13
 
4.3
 
Communication .................................................................................. 14
 
4.3.1
 
Internal Communication .................................................................................... 14
 
4.3.2
 
External Communication .................................................................................. 15
 
4.4
 
Complaints Management and Dispute Resolution .......................... 16
 
4.4.1
 
Complaints Management .................................................................................. 16
 
4.4.2
 
Dispute Resolution ........................................................................................... 17
 
4.5
 
Document Control .............................................................................. 17
 
4.6
 
Operational Control ............................................................................ 18
 
4.6.1
 
Management of Cumulative Impacts ................................................................ 19
 
4.7
 
Incident Management ......................................................................... 22
 
4.8
 
Emergency Preparedness and Response ........................................ 22
 
5.0
 
Environmental Monitoring, Corrective Action and Audits .... 23
 
5.1
 
Environmental Monitoring ................................................................. 23
 
5.2
 
Non-Compliances ............................................................................... 24
 

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5.3
 
Corrective and Preventative Action .................................................. 24
 
5.4
 
Audits .................................................................................................. 24
 
6.0
 
Review ........................................................................................ 25
 
6.1
 
Strategy Review .................................................................................. 25
 
7.0
 
References ................................................................................. 26
 




FIGURES


1.1 Locality Plan .................................................................................................. 1

1.2 Conceptual 30 Year Quarry Plan and Associated Infrastructure .............. 1

4.1 Lynwood Quarry Organisation Chart (Initial Operational Phase) ........... 12




APPENDICES


1 Lynwood Quarry Environmental Policy and Holcim Environmental
Policy

2 Legal Requirements Register

3 Community Consultative Committee Role Statement





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1.0 Introduction
Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd (Holcim) is one of the leading suppliers of heavy construction
material products in Australia, operating over 80 quarries, over 200 fixed concrete plants and
a fleet of over 900 concrete delivery trucks. In excess of 3000 people are currently employed
by Holcim, which operates in all mainland states and territories of Australia. Holcim quarries
provide products for a diverse range of customers and applications throughout Australia,
including rail ballast, aggregates, gravels, road pavement materials, manufactured and
natural sands and armour stone. These products are essential for building and maintaining
Australia’s modern communities.

Holcim was granted development consent on 21 December 2005 (DA-128-5-2005) by the
Minister for Planning for the construction and operation of Lynwood Quarry. Minor
modifications to the development consent were approved in April 2009 and March 2011. The
quarry is located west of Marulan, in the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales
(refer to Figure 1.1). The Lynwood Quarry will provide a long-term supply of high quality
construction material into the Sydney, regional and local markets. The construction phase of
the project began in November 2010 and operation of the quarry is scheduled to commence
in 2013.

This Environmental Management Strategy has been prepared for Lynwood Quarry to provide
the framework for environmental management of the project. The strategy satisfies
Condition 1, Schedule 5 of the Lynwood Quarry development consent, which details the
requirement for an Environmental Management Strategy to be developed and implemented
for Lynwood Quarry construction and operations.

This is the second revision of this Environmental Management Strategy (EMS). The first
revision was approved by the then Department of Planning (DoP) on. 19 April 2007. This
revision to the plan was undertaken following the approval of the second consent
modification in March 2011.

1.1 Overview of the Project
Approval has been granted for a 30 year quarry plan. The location and extent of the 30 year
quarry pit is shown on Figure 1.2, including the locations of overburden and excess product
emplacement areas and project infrastructure. The construction phase of the project
commenced in November 2010. Key infrastructure required for the project includes:


a crushing and screening plant;

a rail spur and train loading facility;

a truck loading facility and access road (including Hume Highway interchange); and

various other infrastructure including a pre-coat plant, workshop, laboratory, office and
amenity buildings, wheel wash station, weighbridge and other minor infrastructure.
The quarry will produce up to five million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of saleable quarry product
over the initial 30 year quarrying period. The target resource has an expected life in excess
of 90 years.

Up to 5 Mtpa of the product from the project will be transported via the dedicated train
loading facility, with up to 1.5 Mtpa of the total 5 Mtpa also approved to be delivered to
markets by road transport via the Hume Highway.

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Some of the material extracted as part of the quarrying process will not be suitable for
processing and sale, consequently emplacement areas will be required. Due to quarry
planning constraints and the potential for resource sterilisation, in-pit dumping will not be
possible during the initial 30 year quarry plan, so out-of-pit emplacement areas will be
required. The locations in which these emplacement areas will be located are shown on
Figure 1.2.

The quarry will generally operate twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.
Operating hours will be limited for some activities, to reduce potential noise impacts. The
limited operating hours are described in Condition 5 of Schedule 3 of the development
consent.


1.2 Purpose and Scope
This Environmental Management Strategy (Strategy) provides the framework for
environmental management during the construction and operation of Lynwood Quarry to
ensure compliance with the projects development consent conditions and other legal
requirements. The Strategy builds on the environmental management controls outlined in
the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (Umwelt, 2005) prepared for the project and the
subsequent Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE, Umwelt, 2009) and Environmental
Assessment (Umwelt, 2010) prepared for modifications to the quarry operations. The
Strategy also provides the framework for ongoing community involvement in the project and
identifies communication mechanisms between the project and the local and wider
community.

The Strategy has been developed generally in accordance with ISO 14001, the international
standard for environmental management systems and is consistent with the Holcim
(Australia) Environment Management System (EMS). The Strategy applies to all
components of the Lynwood Quarry operations.

Implementation of this Strategy will assist in minimising the environmental impacts of
Lynwood Quarry by facilitating continual improvement in environmental performance. The
Strategy promotes proactive environmental management, which will ensure ongoing
compliance with environmental commitments and legislative requirements. It also identifies
how Lynwood Quarry will seek to maintain and build on its good relationship with the local
community and other key stakeholders.


1.3 Objectives of the Strategy
The objectives of the Strategy are to:

1. provide the overall framework for environmental management at Lynwood Quarry,
utilising the principles of ISO14001;
2. ensure compliance with the Lynwood Quarry development consent, other project specific
environmental licences and permits, the commitments in the Lynwood Quarry EIS
(Umwelt, 2005), Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE, Umwelt, 2009), and the
Environmental Assessment (EA, Umwelt, 2010) and other relevant legal requirements
(refer to Section 3.0);

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3. effectively integrate the requirements of the Holcim EMS and relevant legal and other
requirements into a site-specific document, detailing environmental management
objectives and responsibilities at Lynwood Quarry;
4. show the relationship and interactions between various operational and environmental
components of the Lynwood Quarry;
5. provide effective mechanisms for external communications, in particular development of
an ongoing relationship with the local community; and
6. assist Lynwood Quarry staff and contractors in better administering their responsibilities
regarding environmental due diligence.

1.4 Development Consent Conditions
The development and implementation of this Strategy is required by Condition 1, Schedule 5
of the Lynwood Quarry Development Consent (DA-128-5-2005). Details of the development
consent conditions specifically relating to the Strategy and where they are addressed within
the document are provided in Table 1.1.

Table 1.1 - Development Consent Conditions Relating to the Strategy and where they
are Addressed in this Document

Development Consent Condition Relevant Section
Schedule 5
Environmental Management Strategy
1. Prior to carrying out any development, the Applicant shall
prepare (and following approval implement), an
Environmental Management Strategy for the development to
the satisfaction of the Director-General. This strategy must:


Entire document
a) provide the strategic context for environmental
management of the development;
Section 2.0
b) identify the statutory requirements that apply to the
development;
Section 3.2
c) describe in general how the environmental performance
of the development would be monitored and managed
during the development;
Section 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0.
d) describe the procedures that would be implemented to:
• keep the local community and relevant agencies
informed about the operation and environmental
performance of the development;
• receive, handle, respond to, and record complaints;
• resolve any disputes that may arise during the course
of the development;
• respond to any non-compliance;
• manage cumulative impacts; and
• respond to emergencies.

Section 4.3


Section 4.4
Section 4.4

Section 5.2
Section 4.6
Section 4.8




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Table 1.1 - Development Consent Conditions Relating to the Strategy and where they
are Addressed in this Document (cont)

Development Consent Condition Relevant Section
e) describe the role, responsibility, authority, and
accountability of the key personnel involved in the
environmental management of the development.
Section 4.1
2. Within 3 months of the completion of each Independent
Environmental Audit, the Applicant shall review, and if
necessary update, the Environmental Management Strategy
to the satisfaction of the Director-General.
Section 6.1


2.0 Environmental Management Framework
2.1 Structure of the Strategy
This Strategy provides the strategic context for environmental management at Lynwood
Quarry. The Strategy outlines Holcim’s commitment to proactive community and
environmental management and demonstrates Holcim’s commitment to reducing
environmental and community impacts.

The structure of this Strategy is based generally on the structure of the international standard
for environmental management systems ISO 14001, which follows the ‘Plan-Do-Check-Act’
process. A description of this process and how it relates to the Lynwood Quarry EMS is
provided in Table 2.1.

Table 2.1 - Structure of the Lynwood Quarry Environmental
Management Strategy

Feature Requirements Strategy Section Reference
Plan Maintain register of legal and other requirements.
Maintain register of environmental aspects and
impacts.
Set environmental objectives and targets.
Develop environmental programs and
management plans.
Section 3.0 Planning
Do Responsibilities for environmental management.
Provision of environmental awareness training and
assessment of competence.
Internal communications and document control.
External communications with regulators,
members of the public and other stakeholders.
Management of complaints.
Operating procedures.
Incident management.
Emergency preparedness and response.
Section 4.0 Implementation
and Operation




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Table 2.1 - Structure of the Lynwood Quarry Environmental
Management Strategy (cont)

Feature Requirements Strategy Section Reference
Check Annual review of compliance with environmental
statutory requirements during preparation of the
Annual Environmental Management Report.
Environmental Monitoring
Non-compliance and corrective/preventive action
Audits
Section 5.0 Environmental
Monitoring, Corrective Action
and Audits
Act Periodic review and revision of the EMS by senior
management.
Non-compliance and corrective/preventive action
Section 6.0 Review

Section 5.0 Environmental
Monitoring, Corrective Action
and Audits


2.2 Environmental Policy and Commitment
Lynwood Quarry will operate under two environmental policies, these being:


the Holcim Environmental Policy; and

a specific Lynwood Quarry Environmental Policy.
All activities at Lynwood Quarry will be undertaken in accordance with the principles of these
two policies. Both policies have been developed in accordance with the principles of
ISO 14001. The Lynwood Quarry Environmental Policy has been prepared to satisfy the
requirements of the Holcim Environmental Policy.

2.2.1 Holcim Environment Policy
The Holcim Environmental Policy applies to all Holcim operations and defines the overall
direction for environmental management at Lynwood Quarry. A copy of the policy (current at
time of printing) is contained in Appendix 1. The Environmental Policy commits to:


continuous improvement of Holcim’s environmental performance and provide positive
contributions to Holcim’s business and to society; and

sustainable development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the
ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The Holcim Environmental Policy is based on four main pillars:


Management Systems – Holcim apply internationally recognised standards, and seek to
comply with environmental laws, regulations and standards applicable to their products
and operations. Holcim assess the environmental policies and practices of suppliers and
sub-contractors as part of their selection process. Holcim also translate environmental
commitments into actions by setting objectives and targets and monitoring progress
against these targets;

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Resources Utilisation – Holcim promote reuse, recycling and conservation over their
entire value chain, and invest in research for innovative and sustainable products and
processes;

Environmental Impacts – Holcim assess and measure environmental impacts,
continuously improve processes and promote best practice. Holcim seek to develop
management controls on their sites to monitor, prevent and minimise the release of
pollutants to the environment; and

Stakeholder Relations – Holcim engage stakeholders and report publicly on compliance,
performance and progress where appropriate.
The Policy has the support and commitment of Holcim senior management and is reviewed
every three years.

2.2.2 Lynwood Quarry Environmental Policy
A site specific environmental policy has been developed for Lynwood Quarry to provide and
define the principals and overall direction for environmental and community management, as
part of the project. The Environmental Policy is consistent with the Holcim Environmental
Policy and with the requirements of ISO 14001. The Lynwood Quarry Environmental Policy
contains commitments to the following key aspects:


prevention of pollution in accordance with statutory requirements;

continual improvement;

compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and other requirements;

effective management practices to minimise adverse environmental impacts;

communication of the policy, environmental management practices and procedures to all
personnel and contractors;

implementation of effective systems for reviewing objectives and targets, and
management practices, such that they remain relevant to the organisation, comply with
legislation and are in line with current best practice; and

open communication with the community and other stakeholders.
A copy of the Lynwood Quarry Environmental Policy (current at time of printing) is included in
Appendix 1.

The Lynwood Quarry Environmental Policy has the support and commitment of senior
management and will be reviewed at least once every two years. The policy is included in
induction programs and made readily accessible to all employees, contractors and visitors by
display in prominent locations at the quarry.


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2.3 Environmental Management System
2.3.1 Lynwood Quarry Environmental Management System
To assist with the ongoing effective management of operations at Lynwood Quarry, Holcim
have developed and implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) generally
in accordance with ISO 14001.

In accordance with ISO 14001, the Lynwood Quarry EMS will include the following key
components:


environmental policy and commitment; including reference to the Holcim Australia EMS
and the Lynwood Quarry Environmental Policy;

planning; including:
 identification and management of legal and other requirements;
 objectives and targets;
 environmental and community programs aimed at achieving ongoing improvement in
environmental performance;

implementation and operation; including:
 assigning responsibility for implementation of the EMS;
 training and awareness;
 communication; including ongoing community consultation and a complaints
management system; and
 operational control; including preparation of management plans and operational
procedures as appropriate, and incident and emergency response and reporting
processes;

measurement and evaluation; including:
 environmental monitoring;
 audits and implementation; and

management review in order to ensure ongoing effective implementation of the EMS.
This Strategy forms a part of the Lynwood Quarry EMS and provides an overview of the key
strategies in place, to effectively manage environmental and community issues at Lynwood
Quarry. Compliance with the EMS will be ensured by training, inspections, audits and
regular review, with the overall implementation objective being the continual improvement of
Lynwood Quarry’s environmental performance.

2.3.2 Holcim Australia Environmental Management System
The Holcim Environmental Management System currently sets the minimum environmental
management requirements for all Holcim operations. The management system consists of:


the Holcim Environmental Policy;

the Holcim Environmental Guiding Principles; and

the Holcim Environmental Management Directives.

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SHE Standard 4 describes environmental management requirements as they relate to the
operational control of significant environmental aspects (hazards or risks). For each
environmental hazard, a set of minimum environmental standards have been developed.
These standards, coupled with sustainability indicators, are used to measure environmental
performance over time.

The minimum standards included in SHE Standard 4 cover the following elements:


permits, licences and approvals;

environmental hazards and operating procedures;

hazard identification;

operating practices;

air emissions;

water management;

noise;

management of wastes;

land protection, management and rehabilitation;

engineering and due diligence;

energy and resource conservation;

right-to-know reporting;

community awareness; and

objectives, targets and performance indicators.
These standards and other relevant aspects of the Holcim EMS will provide guidance for,
and be incorporated into, the Lynwood Quarry EMS.


3.0 Planning
3.1 Identification of Environmental Aspects and Impacts
Ongoing identification of environmental aspects and impacts, also known as environmental
risk assessment, is a key tool that will be used by Lynwood Quarry to ensure potential
environmental impacts are identified, assessed and appropriately managed. To assist with
this process, a risk assessment procedure has been developed as part of the Lynwood
Quarry EMS, which will detail how the register of aspects and impacts is to be developed,
maintained and updated. The key features of this process will include:


completion of a project wide construction environmental risk assessment;

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completion of a project wide environmental risk assessment prior to the commencement
of the operational phase of the project. The operation wide risk assessment to be
renewed at least once every two years;

maintenance of a register of the key environmental aspects and impacts of Lynwood
Quarry’s operations, to be reviewed at least annually and performance against risk
mitigation measures reviewed and tracked on an ongoing basis; and

completion of task specific risk assessments on an ongoing basis for any new task not
specifically covered by the operation wide risk assessment, including commissioning of
major new equipment or other significant changes to operational practice.
The Environmental Officer will be responsible for maintaining and updating the register of
aspects and impacts in consultation with operations personnel. Risks and controls recorded
on this register will be considered during development of objectives and targets,
environmental programs and management plans, development of operational procedures
and during training.


3.2 Statutory Requirements
In order for Holcim to maintain compliance with statutory requirements applying to Lynwood
Quarry, it is necessary that these requirements are identified and that performance against
these requirements is regularly reviewed. The Environmental Officer is responsible for
maintaining a register containing a summary of all environmental statutory requirements,
such that:


all environmental legislative requirements are suitably identified and stored;

all documents are easily located, retrieved and available when required; and

all legislation is updated as required, with obsolete documents removed from service.
A summary register of the environmental legislation relating to Lynwood Quarry is included in
Appendix 2.

The register of statutory requirements will also include the following active documents as a
minimum:


development consent (128-5-2005) incorporating the two approved modifications;

Environment Protection Licence (no. 12939);

Section 87 permits and Section 90 consents (Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP)
no.s 1077294, 1100264, 1077225 and 1089392);

Part 5 licences (Water Act 1912) for groundwater monitoring locations;

Controlled Activity Approvals (Water Management Act 2000);

Section 138 consents (Roads Act 1993);

Section 60 permit (Heritage Act 1977);

Crown road closure permits (Roads Act 1993);

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construction certificates; and

other relevant approvals.
A list of the development consents, permits and licences currently held or required for the
project, is included in Appendix 2.

All employees at Lynwood Quarry will be responsible for maintaining ongoing compliance
with the above legal requirements. In addition, the Environmental Officer will be responsible
for ensuring all licences, approvals and other site specific environmental permits are current.
The Quarry General Manager and Environmental Officer will also be responsible for ensuring
that relevant information about legal requirements are incorporated into site training
packages and management plans.


3.3 Environmental Objectives and Targets
Environmental objectives and targets will be set annually to meet the commitments contained
within the Environmental Policy and to measure the performance of the EMS. These targets
will be developed in consideration of the following:


significant environmental aspects at Lynwood Quarry;

legal and other requirements;

technological advancements;

business, operational and financial considerations;

the views of stakeholders;

environmental objectives and targets set under the Holcim EMS; and

Holcim Safety, Health and Environment Management Directives.
At a minimum, objectives and targets for Lynwood Quarry will be set for the following
parameters:


high level risks as determined in the environmental aspects register;

continued implementation of the EMS; and

conducting environmental training and assessing the environmental competency of staff.
Lynwood Quarry objectives and targets will be progressively achieved through
implementation of environmental management programs and procedures (refer Sections 3.4
and 4.6). Objectives and targets will be reviewed on an annual basis during budget planning
and will be updated in accordance with changing operational practices, legislation, industry
standards and corporate directives. Relevant objectives and targets and progress in
achieving them will be discussed in the AEMR.



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3.4 Environmental Management Programs and Plans
Environmental management programs and plans will be developed to assist in the
management of specific environmental impacts and to ensure compliance with statutory
requirements (refer Section 3.2). In addition, monitoring programs have also been
developed and are outlined in Section 5.1.

3.4.1 Environmental Management Programs
Environmental management programs will be developed to assist in achieving the
commitments made in the Lynwood Quarry Environmental Policy. These environmental
programs will:


identify specific actions;

designate responsibility;

outline resource allocation;

specify timeframes for target achievement; and

detail the review period.
Environmental management programs may be developed to:


implement actions required to address improvement opportunities identified through
audits;

implement actions required to address any issues identified during audits, incident
investigations or inspections;

achieve objectives and targets; or

drive implementation of training or other performance improvement mechanisms.
Environmental management programs will be developed for Lynwood Quarry as required
and a register of programs will be maintained by the Environmental Officer. Progress in
achieving the program actions will be reported internally on a quarterly basis.

3.4.2 Environmental Management Plans
Environmental management plans provide an overview of a specific environmental aspect or
activity and the controls, which are to be implemented to effectively manage the aspect or
activity. The Lynwood Quarry development consent requires a number of management
plans to be developed, including:


a Water Management Plan which includes:
 a water balance;
 an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan;
 a Surface Water Monitoring Program;
 a Ground Water Monitoring Program; and

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 a surface and groundwater response plan to address any potential adverse impacts
associated with the development;

a Construction Traffic Management Plan;

an Aboriginal Heritage Management Plan; and

a Rehabilitation and Landscape Management Plan, including:
 Riparian Area Management Plans.
The implementation of these management plans will assist Holcim in ensuring effective
environmental performance of Lynwood Quarry and in reducing cumulative environmental
impacts. The implementation of these management plans will be the responsibility of all
employees at Lynwood Quarry and will be overseen by the Environmental Officer. In
addition, these plans outline specific roles and responsibilities for key personnel.

Additional management plans may be prepared for the project to address specific issues as
the need arises.


4.0 Implementation and Operation
4.1 Structure and Responsibility
Environmental management at Lynwood Quarry will be the responsibility of all employees
and contractors, with the Quarry General Manager having overall responsibility for
environmental management of the project. The organisational structure of Lynwood Quarry
in the initial phases of operation is shown on Figure 4.1. Environmental roles and
responsibilities for project personnel are outlined below, with additional responsibilities
contained within the Lynwood Quarry environmental management plans. Environmental
responsibilities are included in the position descriptions of all employees at Lynwood Quarry
and achievement of these responsibilities assessed as part of regular performance
appraisals.

General environmental responsibilities for key personnel at Lynwood Quarry are outlined in
Table 4.1.

Table 4.1 - General environmental responsibilities at Lynwood Quarry

Personnel Responsibilities
Quarry General
Manager
• Be aware of the environmental legislative requirements associated
with Lynwood Quarry and take measures to ensure compliance.
• Ensure appropriate training is provided to all employees and
contractors regarding their environmental responsibilities.
• Provide adequate resources to allow the development,
implementation and operation of the Lynwood Quarry EMS.
• Authorise the Lynwood Quarry EMS.
• Liaise with the Environmental Officer regarding the preparation of
annual environmental programs and their implementation.
• Ensure all operations are undertaken in accordance with the Lynwood
Quarry Environmental Policy and EMS.
• Assist the Environmental Officer to undertake liaison with regulatory
authorities and the community in relation to environmental matters.

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Table 4.1 - General environmental responsibilities at Lynwood Quarry (cont)

Personnel Responsibilities
Line Managers
• Have a working knowledge of this Strategy, the Lynwood Quarry
Environmental Policy and the EMS.
• Be aware of the environmental legislative requirements associated
with Lynwood Quarry and take measures to ensure compliance.
• Ensure all operations are undertaken in accordance with the Lynwood
Quarry Environmental Policy and EMS.
Environmental Officer
• Implement and maintain the EMS, including this Strategy.
• Be aware of the environmental legislative requirements associated
with Lynwood Quarry and take measures to ensure compliance.
• Ensure appropriate training is provided to all employees and
contractors regarding their environmental responsibilities.
• Ensure all statutory reporting is undertaken.
• Prepare and implement annual environmental programs.
• Ensure all operations are undertaken in accordance with the Lynwood
Quarry Environmental Policy and EMS.
• In consultation with the Quarry General Manager, undertake liaison
with regulatory authorities and the community in relation to
environmental matters.
All employees and
contractors
• Be aware of this strategy, the Lynwood Quarry Environmental Policy
and the EMS.
• Undertake all work in accordance with this strategy, the Lynwood
Quarry Environmental Policy and the EMS.
• Be responsible and accountable for the environmental impact of the
work they perform.
• Immediately report any environmental incidents to their supervisor.


4.2 Training, Awareness and Competence
Holcim has developed a comprehensive environmental training program for all employees,
contractors and visitors at Lynwood Quarry. The training program consists of:


induction training;

environmental awareness training (may be undertaken as part of induction training); and

toolbox talks.
The training packages are designed to ensure that personnel gain a sound understanding of
relevant environmental issues and management strategies, environmental incident and
emergency response procedures, and their role and responsibilities in developing,
implementing and operating the EMS. Training packages cover the following components:


the environmental and community context of the operation;

relevant legal and other requirements;

the function and importance of the EMS to Lynwood Quarry’s operations;

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the consequences of non-compliance with the Lynwood Quarry Environmental Policy and
EMS;

environmental operating practices;

the potential environmental impacts and associated controls for their work activities;

incident and emergency response and reporting; and

roles and responsibilities in achieving conformance with the environmental policy and the
requirements of the EMS, including emergency preparedness and response
requirements.
Training consists of inductions for all new staff and contractors. Permanent staff will be
retrained in general environmental awareness on a two-yearly basis (may be undertaken as
part of a re-induction process).

Emergency response training, including bushfire response, is incorporated into the induction
training. Other key issues to be addressed include dust and noise minimisation, vegetation
clearing procedures, archaeological awareness and water and energy management.

A specific induction training package will be delivered to all Holcim road haulage personnel
and contract haulage operators, regarding good driving practice and minimisation of
environmental impacts, including dust and noise.

Induction and environmental awareness training will be competency based to ensure that all
personnel have knowledge of the relevant roles and responsibilities, which relate to their
activities.

Tool-box talks will be held on an as-needs basis to address specific environmental issues,
such as findings from incident or complaint investigations, or improvement initiatives.


4.3 Communication
Effective communication between Lynwood Quarry management, employees and contractors
and communication between Lynwood Quarry and external stakeholders is important for the
successful implementation and operation of the Lynwood Quarry EMS. Specific
communication mechanisms are outlined below.

4.3.1 Internal Communication
Internal communication incorporates communication between Lynwood Quarry personnel
(including contractors) and between Lynwood Quarry and Holcim. Key internal
communication mechanisms will include email, internal newsletters, meetings and internal
reporting. It will be the responsibility of the Environmental Officer to manage the
communication of environmental issues. Mechanisms for receiving internal feedback on
environment and community aspects of the operation exist primarily through meetings.
Environment and community issues will be a standard agenda item for regular internal
meetings. Information regarding significant environmental aspects of the operation will be
communicated internally through training and other mechanisms, as deemed appropriate by
the Environmental Officer.


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4.3.2 External Communication
External communication includes communication made between Lynwood Quarry and a
range of external stakeholders including the community, government agencies and
businesses. All external communications relating to environmental and community aspects
of the Lynwood Quarry operations will be undertaken in accordance with procedures
developed as part of the EMS. The Environmental Officer will be responsible for the
management of external communication of environmental issues in consultation with the
Quarry General Manager.

Holcim will maintain open external communication channels throughout the life of the project.
These communication channels will include periodic community newsletters, which will
provide information about the quarry operations, community involvement programs and
environmental performance. A feedback mechanism will be provided with these newsletters.
The Holcim/Lynwood Quarry website is a key mechanism for external dissemination of
information, with copies of approved environmental management plans and this Strategy,
plus other project information, to be made available. Other key communication mechanisms
will include the Community Consultative Committee (refer to Section 4.3.2.1) and statutory
reporting (refer to Section 4.3.2.2).

4.3.2.1 Community Consultative Committee
Lynwood Quarry is committed to establishing a process whereby it meets regularly with a
group of local community representatives, as outlined in the Lynwood Quarry EIS (Umwelt,
2005). This commitment was framed in the development consent for the project as a
Community Consultative Committee (CCC). The CCC provides the local community with a
mechanism through which to provide feedback, raise any concerns and to provide input
about the Lynwood Quarry community contributions program. The group will also provide a
mechanism through which Holcim can provide information about the operation, including
environmental performance information, to the local community. In accordance with
Development Consent Condition 9, Schedule 5, the CCC is comprised of:


two representatives from Lynwood Quarry, including the person responsible for
environmental management of the quarry (i.e. the Environmental Officer);

one representative from Council; and

three representatives from the local community.
The CCC meets at least twice a year and reviews Lynwood Quarry’s performance with
respect to environmental management and community relations. The CCC also:


undertakes regular inspections of the quarry operations;

reviews community concerns or complaints about the quarry operations and complaints
handling procedures; and

provides advice to:
 Lynwood Quarry on improved environmental management and community relations,
including the provision of information to the community and the identification of
community initiatives to which Lynwood Quarry can contribute;
 the Department regarding the conditions of consent; and

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 the general community on the performance of Lynwood Quarry with respect to
environmental management and community relations.
A copy of the CCC role statement is contained in Appendix 3.

4.3.2.2 Reporting
An AEMR will be prepared for Lynwood Quarry and submitted to the Director-General and
relevant agencies, in accordance with Condition 6, Schedule 5 of the Lynwood Quarry
development consent. The report will:


identify the standards and performance measures that apply to the project;

describe the works carried out in the last 12 months;

describe the works that will be carried out over the next 12 months;

include a summary of the complaints received during the past year, and compare this to
the complaints received in previous years;

include a summary of the monitoring results for the project during the past year;

include an analysis of these monitoring results against the relevant:
 impact assessment criteria/limits;
 monitoring results from previous years; and
 predictions in the EIS and relevant predictions outlined in the modification SEE and
EA;

identify any trends in the monitoring results over the life of the development;

identify any non-compliance during the previous year; and

describe what actions were, or are being, taken to ensure compliance.
The AEMR will be made available to the public through the CCC and the Lynwood Quarry
web site.

Other statutory reporting (e.g. Environment Protection Licence annual return) will be
completed in accordance with the development consent or applicable license conditions.


4.4 Complaints Management and Dispute Resolution
4.4.1 Complaints Management
Holcim prides itself on fostering a positive relationship with the community and considers that
it is critical component of Holcim’s business that complaints or enquiries are responded to in
a professional manner. Wherever possible, a proactive approach will be taken to engage the
community in discussing proposed activities that may affect them. Any complaints that are
received relating to Lynwood Quarry’s operations will be recorded in a standard format and
responded to in a timely manner by the Environmental Officer or their delegate.


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To efficiently respond to community complaints, Holcim has established a free-call
community complaints phone line, which will be maintained for the duration of the project.
This contact point will provide the community with a mechanism by which to raise any
concerns that they have with operations at Lynwood Quarry. The Environmental Officer will
be responsible for the implementation of the complaints management process and will
ensure a timely initial response to any complaints received and then, as appropriate, will
provide a more detailed response outlining any complaint investigation findings and
corrective actions implemented. Lynwood Quarry notifies the public of the complaints line
telephone number and encourages members of the public to use it for any complaints they
may have.

Records of complaints will be kept for a minimum of four years in a register to be maintained
by the Environmental Officer and will be reported on an annual basis in the AEMR.

The CCC also plays a role in complaints management, reviewing community concerns or
complaints about the quarry’s operations, assessing the effectiveness of Lynwood Quarry’s
response to complaints and providing general comments on the complaints handling
process.

4.4.2 Dispute Resolution
Holcim strive to maintain good relations with all external stakeholder groups through effective
communication. It is Holcim’s desire to avoid disputes arising through consultation with
relevant external stakeholders and through addressing any concerns in a timely manner.
Should any disputes arise that cannot be resolved through direct consultation, the dispute
resolution processes discussed below will be implemented.

Conditions 2 to 5, of Schedule 4 of the development consent outline that if a landowner
considers that the operations of the quarry are exceeding the impact assessment criteria
outlined in Schedule 3 of the consent, then the landowner may ask Lynwood Quarry in
writing for an independent review of the impacts of the project on their land. If the
independent review determines that the quarrying operations are not complying with the
relevant criteria, and an agreement with the landowner to allow exceedances of the relevant
criteria cannot be obtained, Lynwood Quarry or the landowner may refer the matter to the
Director-General of the DP&I for resolution. If the matter cannot be resolved within 21 days,
the Director-General shall refer the matter to an Independent Dispute Resolution Process.

Similarly, if the landowner disputes the results of the independent review, the matter can be
referred by either Lynwood Quarry or the landowner to the Director-General, who may also
refer the matter to an Independent Dispute Resolution Process.

Holcim will seek to consult regularly with government stakeholders utilising the
communication mechanisms outlined in this Strategy. In the event that a dispute arises
between Lynwood Quarry and a government agency regarding compliance with the
development consent conditions, the matter will be referred to the Director-General of the
DP&I for resolution.


4.5 Document Control
Lynwood Quarry will establish and maintain procedures for controlling all environmental
documents to ensure that:


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they can be located;

they are periodically reviewed, revised as necessary and approved for adequacy by
authorised personnel;

the current versions of relevant documents are available at all locations where operations
essential to the effective functioning of the environmental management system are
performed;

obsolete documents are promptly removed from all points of issue and points of use, or
otherwise assured against unintended use; and

any obsolete documents retained for legal and/or knowledge preservation purposes are
suitably identified.
Environmental documentation will be legible, dated (with dates of revision) and readily
identifiable, maintained in an orderly manner and retained for a specified period. It will be the
responsibility of the Environmental Officer to ensure that document control of environmental
records is working efficiently.


4.6 Operational Control
To ensure the objectives and targets of Lynwood Quarry are met, operational controls are
required to be implemented where activities are identified as potentially having environmental
impacts. Required environmental management controls were identified in the EIS (Umwelt
2005), the SEE (Umwelt, 2009) and the EA (Umwelt, 2010) prepared for the project.
Environmental controls are also identified in the various environmental management plans
prepared for the project (refer to Section 3.4). A risk assessment will be completed for all
activities undertaken by Lynwood Quarry, to determine the risk and potential environmental
impacts associated with an activity. Risk assessment findings will be reviewed on an annual
basis for all ongoing activities. These activities and associated risks and controls will be
documented in the aspects and impacts register for Lynwood Quarry (refer Section 3.1).

Following identification of environmental risks, mitigation measures and operational controls
will be implemented to minimise risks and reduce the potential impact of a particular activity.
Where it is not feasible or practical to implement physical controls, procedures and work
instructions will be developed. Holcim has developed standard environmental operating
practices to reduce, minimise or even eliminate potential environmental impacts/hazards for
use across its quarry operations. Holcim has developed operating procedures under SHE
Standard 4 for the following:


air emissions;

water management;

noise;

management of wastes;

land protection, management and rehabilitation;

engineering and due diligence; and

energy and resource conservation.

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These operating procedures will be tailored for specific implementation at Lynwood Quarry to
ensure that any project specific issues are addressed. The effectiveness of operating
procedures will be reviewed on a regular basis and revised as appropriate, with new
procedures developed on an as-needs basis.

To ensure effective implementation of operating procedures, procedures will be reviewed
through the risk assessment process and as a result of monthly environmental inspections.
This review will be undertaken by environmental and operational personnel to ensure the
procedure is practical and effectively managing the identified risk. Procedures will also be
developed to provide for the management of risks that may result from changes to a process,
equipment or substance.

4.6.1 Management of Cumulative Impacts
The following potential cumulative environmental impacts were identified and assessed in the
EIS, with appropriate management measures for these issues also outlined in the EIS
(Umwelt, 2005). Cumulative impacts identified within the SEE (Umwelt, 2009) and the EA
(Umwelt, 2010) have also been included below, where relevant.

4.6.1.1 Air Quality
There are no significant existing industrial sources of dust in the vicinity of the project area
with the exception of the existing Johnniefields Quarry to the north and to the approved
Gunlake Quarry which is being constructed to the northeast. Potential cumulative impacts
were assessed as part of the modelling and impact assessment process undertaken for the
EIS, as the background monitoring data included the impacts of any existing industrial
sources at that time and the annually averaged assessment criteria included background
dust levels. Based on the assessment findings, the cumulative impacts of the project and
any other existing local industrial sources of dust were predicted to be within the relevant
criteria. Cumulative air quality impacts will be managed through implementation of on-site
dust controls including enclosures and dust suppression equipment on the crushing and
screening plant, use of water carts, minimised clearing and timely rehabilitation. Further
details of the air quality controls to be implemented as part of the project are outlined in the
Lynwood Quarry EIS (Umwelt, 2005), the Lynwood Quarry Modifications SEE (Umwelt,
2009) and the Lynwood Quarry Modifications EA (Umwelt, 2010). The air quality
assessments undertaken for the SEE and the EA also considered cumulative impacts and
identified no significant changes to modelled air quality impacts for the modified operations
when compared with the initial predictions in the Lynwood Quarry EIS (Umwelt, 2005).

4.6.1.2 Noise
Potential cumulative noise impacts resulting from the project and other industrial noise
sources were determined as part of the EIS process and subsequent SEE and EA process in
accordance with NSW Industrial Noise Policy (EPA 2000). Cumulative noise impacts from
existing and successive developments are embraced by the INP procedures by ensuring that
the appropriate noise emission criteria are established, with a view to maintaining acceptable
noise amenity levels for residences. The cumulative impact of the project was therefore
assessed by determination of the amenity noise levels.

Cumulative noise impacts will be managed through implementation of on-site controls
including enclosures, noise attenuation of equipment, management of operating hours for
specific pieces of equipment and use of topographic shielding where possible.


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Detailed noise assessments were also undertaken for the modifications SEE (Umwelt, 2009)
and the modifications EA (Umwelt, 2010). The noise assessments identified the potential for
changes to the predicted noise impacts from the initial EIS for the Project. However, the
noise assessments for both the SEE and the EA identified that the noise impacts as a result
of the proposed modifications are predicted to comply with the noise criteria outlined in the
development consent for Lynwood Quarry (128-5-2005). These amendments also
considered the potential for cumulative impacts with other industrial noise sources, including
the Johnniefields and Gunlake Quarries.

4.6.1.3 Water
The project will have a beneficial effect on water quality, as saline groundwater contributions
to Joarimin Creek will be reduced and surface water released from the site sedimentation
dams during rainfall events will be treated, achieving a higher water quality than the existing
environment. On-site water capture will lead to some reduction in downstream flows,
however, the project will not significantly affect flows in the Wollondilly River system.
Cumulative water quality impacts are therefore not considered to be significant. Further
details of the water management controls to be implemented as part of the project are
outlined in the Lynwood Quarry EIS (Umwelt, 2005) and Water Management Plan (Umwelt,
2007). The minor modifications proposed in the SEE (Umwelt, 2009) were not considered to
significantly affect the overall design of the water management system or the impacts. In
regard to the modifications outlined in the EA (Umwelt, 2010), the key aspects of the design
and operation of the water management system remained unchanged, along with the
majority of the water management controls.

The water management controls to be implemented as part of the proposed modifications will
be implemented and operated in accordance with the EIS (Umwelt, 2005a), the SEE
(Umwelt, 2009a) and the EA (Umwelt, 2010). The Lynwood Quarry Water Management Plan
and the three Riparian Area Management Plans for the Project detail the controls to manage
water quality for the project.

4.6.1.4 Native Vegetation
Although the project will result in the clearing of native vegetation, it will not result in a
significant impact on threatened species or other significant species. The impact of the
project was not assessed as significant from a regional perspective. Ecological management
controls will include establishment of a habitat management area, erection of nest boxes,
rehabilitation of riparian zones, ecological monitoring and implementation of a tree clearing
procedure. Further details of the ecological management strategies to be implemented as
part of the project, are outlined in the Lynwood Quarry EIS (Umwelt, 2005) and the
Landscape and Revegetation Management Plan (Umwelt, 2006a).

The 2009 modification to the development did not change the approved disturbance footprint
and therefore did not change the impact on ecological values. The 2011 modification resulted
in a slight increase in the disturbance footprint equating to less than 1 percent of the total
disturbance footprint for the approved Quarry. The approved modifications were not
predicted to result in significant impacts on ecological values provided that controls outlined
in the EA are followed.

4.6.1.5 Aboriginal Archaeological and Cultural Heritage
The project will impact on Aboriginal archaeological and cultural heritage values; however,
the most significant sites located within the project area will be unaffected and will be

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managed for conservation. The majority of sites within the project area will remain
unaffected.

Potential impacts on Aboriginal archaeological and cultural heritage values are being
managed in accordance with the Aboriginal and Heritage Management Plan (AHMP)
prepared for the project. This AHMP included a comprehensive archaeological excavation
and salvage program that has significantly contributed to the regional knowledge of
archaeological and cultural heritage values.

No changes to the impacts specified in the initial EIS were identified in the SEE (Umwelt,
2009) as there was no change in disturbance footprint as a result of this modification.

A further comprehensive Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and archaeological assessment was
also undertaken for the proposed modifications for the EA (Umwelt, 2010) in accordance with
relevant Government guidelines and in consultation with the Registered Aboriginal Parties for
the modifications to the project.

A detailed survey of the additional disturbance area did not identify any sites, however, the
survey did identify five areas as having the likelihood of retaining Potential Archaeological
Deposits (PAD). Following discussions with the Registered Aboriginal Parties, a range of
management options were determined for implementation.

4.6.1.6 Historic Heritage
The project has impacted on some of the historic heritage values within the project area,
including part of the Old Marulan Township, which is listed on the State Heritage Register
(SHR). The majority of the SHR area will remain unaffected. The disturbance of the heritage
sites has provided an opportunity to learn more about these sites and the historic use of the
area generally. These opportunities have been realised through a detailed heritage
investigation and recording process, undertaken in accordance with approvals issued by the
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).

No changes to the impacts specified in the initial EIS were identified in the SEE (Umwelt,
2009) or the EA (Umwelt, 2010).

4.6.1.7 Visual
Visual impacts associated with the project will be minimal from almost all receiver locations
and the project is therefore not considered to significantly detract from regional scenic
quality. Visual impact management strategies include planting of screening vegetation,
design and placement of site infrastructure to avoid visual impacts and timely rehabilitation.

The modifications described within the SEE (Umwelt, 2009) and the EA (Umwelt, 2010) were
not predicted to significantly alter the visibility of the Quarry or the nature of impact of the
Quarry on the existing visual amenity.

4.6.1.8 Socio-economic
A comprehensive social impact assessment undertaken for the project found that the project
will make a positive contribution to the local, regional and state economies and that the
project has the strong support of the local community. Ongoing community involvement
opportunities will be provided through the CCC and other community consultation
mechanisms, Holcim have also implemented a community contributions program.


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The findings provided in the SEE (Umwelt, 2009) and the EA (Umwelt, 2010) have identified
that the approved modifications will not result in any significant changes to the environmental
and social impacts when compared to the originally approved Quarry project. In particular,
there are no proposed changes to the approved extraction rate or life of the Quarry, and
there are no predicted changes in employment opportunities.

4.6.1.9 Impacts of Surrounding Quarries
The existing South Marulan limestone Quarry is located approximately 7 kilometres to the
south-east of Marulan and does not directly impact on the local Marulan environment. The
only potential cumulative impact therefore relates to traffic generation and associated issues
with the Hume Highway - South Marulan Road intersection. These potential cumulative
traffic impacts have been addressed by the construction of the interchange at this location,
designed to not only accommodate Holcim traffic from the project, but also to provide more
than adequate capacity for existing traffic flow through this intersection.

Holcim also operates the existing Johniefelds Quarry to the north of the Lynwood site. This
quarry is significantly smaller than Lynwood Quarry and supplies the local and regional
markets. The EIS investigated the potential for cumulative impacts associated with
Johniefelds Quarry and found that the combined impacts of the two quarry operations on
surrounding private land will not be significant and will comply with all relevant criteria.

The Gunlake Quarry to the northeast of Lynwood Quarry was approved prior to Holcim’s
approved 2011 modification. The EA that supported the modification application therefore
considered the potential cumulative impacts of this new quarry, in particular in regard to
amenity impacts. The EA did not identify any significant predicted cumulative impacts in this
regard with all relevant cumulative impact limits predicted to be met.


4.7 Incident Management
All employees and contractors undertaking work for Holcim at Lynwood Quarry will be
required to report any non-conformances with the EMS or environmental incidents to their
supervisor. The supervisor is responsible for utilising the incident management system,
which involves notifying the Environmental Officer (or delegate) and completing the
appropriate paperwork. The Environmental Officer (or delegate) is responsible for
responding to complaints and incidents, reporting the incident to the Quarry General
Manager and determining the appropriate corrective action, as outlined in Section 5.2.

All employees and contractors will receive training on incident notification. This training will
be held at induction and repeated at least every two years. The training will be designed to
outline an individual’s responsibility to report any environmental incidents and how to identify
an incident.


4.8 Emergency Preparedness and Response
Response plans will be developed to manage environmental emergencies should they occur.
These emergency response procedures will outline the processes to be followed in the event
of an emergency, as well as internal and external communication procedures to be followed.
Where appropriate, environmental emergency response procedures will be integrated with
other site emergency response plans.


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The identification of potential emergency situations will be facilitated through the completion
of risk reviews. If a potential emergency situation is identified, an appropriate emergency
response will be determined and incorporated into the risk review. Following the risk review,
all relevant emergency procedures will be updated with changes to the emergency procedure
communicated to all relevant staff.

All employees will be trained in emergency preparedness and response. The level of risk
identified during the risk assessment process will determine the level of preparedness and
training.


5.0 Environmental Monitoring, Corrective Action
and Audits
5.1 Environmental Monitoring
Environmental monitoring will be undertaken to measure Lynwood Quarry’s performance
against and ensure compliance with, statutory limits as well as the objectives and targets of
the EMS. Environmental monitoring will be coordinated by the Environmental Officer or their
delegate, in accordance with relevant licence and development consent conditions. To
assist in the implementation of monitoring programs, and in compliance with development
consent conditions, Lynwood Quarry has developed environmental monitoring programs in
consultation with relevant government agencies. These programs include the following:


a Noise Monitoring Program;

a Blast Monitoring Program;

an Air Quality Monitoring Program;

a Surface Water Monitoring Program;

a Groundwater Monitoring Program; and

an Environmental Monitoring Program which consolidates the requirements of each of the
above programs into a single document.
These monitoring programs outline statutory limits, responsibilities, reporting processes and
review processes.

All environmental monitoring will be undertaken by trained personnel using appropriately
calibrated equipment, in accordance with relevant Australian Standards and OEH approved
methods. Equipment calibration will be undertaken in accordance with Australian Standards
and the manufacturers’ specifications.

Monitoring results will be compared by a suitably qualified person against relevant statutory
limits to ensure compliance with statutory requirements. All monitoring results and
calibration records will be kept for at least four years, in accordance with statutory
requirements.

Other issue-specific monitoring is also included in the various environmental management
plans prepared for the project, including ecological monitoring, revegetation effectiveness

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monitoring and riparian area monitoring outlined in the Rehabilitation and Landscape
Management Plan.

Monitoring results will be reported externally on an annual basis as part of the AEMR and
Environment Protection Licence annual return and will also be regularly communicated to the
CCC.


5.2 Non-Compliances
Non-compliances at Lynwood Quarry may be identified by a range of mechanisms including:

review of monitoring results;

complaints;

site inspections including those by government agencies;

audits; and/or

incident reports.
If a non-compliance is identified, the Environmental Officer will be responsible for
implementing an appropriate investigation and determining appropriate corrective and
preventative actions (refer to Section 5.3).


5.3 Corrective and Preventative Action
Any actions required as an outcome of the non-compliance will be entered by the
Environmental Officer into a register, to allow tracking. The corrective and/or preventative
actions implemented following a non-compliance will be reviewed through the risk
assessment process and/or during monthly inspections The review of these actions may
involve site inspections, investigations or an audit.

The occurrence of non-compliances and subsequent corrective and preventative actions will
be reported to the Quarry General Manager and internally according to Holcim reporting
processes, as required. Should the non-compliance relate to a statutory limit, appropriate
statutory reporting processes will be followed in accordance with Condition 5 of Schedule 5
of the development consent and the conditions of any other relevant approvals. This will
include the reporting of the incident to the relevant government agencies as outlined in the
development consent and the EPL.


5.4 Audits
Lynwood Quarry personnel will undertake regular formal inspections of environmental
management controls. Formal inspections of operations will be undertaken on a monthly
basis by Line Managers and the Environmental Officer. Checklists will be developed to
guide these inspections. Any issues arising from these inspections will be reported as non-
conformances and will be managed in accordance with site risk assessment processes and
actioned as necessary to resolve the non-conformance.

An internal audit of the Lynwood Quarry EMS and this Strategy will be undertaken every
12 months to assess Holcim’s compliance and general performance. Procedures will be

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developed outlining audit schedules and responsibilities with audit protocols developed to
assist in the completion of audits.

An Independent Environmental Audit is required within three years of the date of consent,
and every five years thereafter (unless the Director-General directs otherwise), in
accordance with Condition 7, Schedule 5 of the Development Consent. This audit will be
undertaken by a suitably qualified, experienced, and independent person whose appointment
has been endorsed by the Director-General of the DP&I. The Independent Environmental
Audit will be undertaken in general accordance with ISO 19011:2002 - Guidelines for Quality
and/or Environmental Systems Auditing.

Actions arising from these audits will be managed in accordance with Sections 5.2 and 5.3.


6.0 Review
Periodic review and revision of the EMS, of which this Strategy forms part, will be undertaken
by Lynwood Quarry management. The EMS review will include:


results from audits;

the extent to which the objectives and targets have been met;

the continuing suitability of the EMS in relation to changing conditions and information;
and

concerns amongst relevant interested parties.
These reviews will be undertaken annually, with the outcomes of the management review
documented and incorporated into the EMS.

Regular management review of the EMS will allow opportunities for improvement to be
identified and implemented, achieving the overall aim of continual improvement in
environmental management performance.


6.1 Strategy Review
This Strategy will be reviewed, and revised as necessary, within three months of submitting a
copy of the Independent Environmental Audit report (required under consent condition 7
Schedule 5) to the Director-General. If any significant changes are made to the Strategy as
part of one of these reviews, the revised Strategy will be provided to the DP&I for approval
prior to implementation. This Strategy will also be reviewed following any major changes to
proposed or existing operations.





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7.0 References
Environment Protection Agency, 2000. Industrial Noise Policy - Environmental Noise
Management, Chatswood.

Umwelt (Australia) Pty Limited, 2005, Environmental Impact Statement Proposed Lynwood
Quarry, Marulan, prepared for Readymix Holdings Pty Ltd.

Umwelt (Australia) Pty Limited 2009, Statement of Environmental Effects Proposed Minor
Modifications to Lynwood Quarry, Marulan, Prepared for CEMEX.

Umwelt (Australia) Pty Limited 2010, Environmental Assessment Proposed Modifications to
Lynwood Quarry, Marulan. Prepared for Holcim (Australia) Pty Limited.












APPENDIX 1

Lynwood Quarry Environmental
Policy and Holcim Environmental
Policy

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Lynwood Quarry Environmental Policy



Our vision at Lynwood Quarry is to be leaders in environmental management in our industry.
We are committed to ensuring that all activities at Lynwood Quarry are undertaken and
managed in a responsible manner to promote our fundamental responsibilities to the
environment and the community in which we operate. Our activities and operations will
support the principles of sustainability and be managed to minimise effects on the
environment.

At Lynwood Quarry we strive for continuous improvement in environmental performance and
community involvement through:

• assessing the actual and potential impact of all our activities on the environment and
community and taking appropriate actions to minimise any risk;
• conducting operations in a manner that complies with all applicable legal and regulatory
requirements;
• implementing measures to prevent or minimise pollution, waste and other environment
and community impacts in the environment in which we operate;
• ensuring that this Policy, including our environmental management systems and
objectives and targets, is reviewed regularly and updated as required;
• communicating the policy, environmental management practices and procedures to all
employees and contractors. Furthermore, we will ensure all personnel have the
necessary training, skills and resources to fulfil environmental commitments;
• implementing effective systems for reviewing objectives, targets and management
practices such that they remain relevant to the organisation and comply with legislation;
• using resources efficiently and respecting the interests of the community;
• open communication with the community and other stakeholders;
• seeking to work with the local community and contributing to community projects as
appropriate; and
• ensuring that appropriate resources are available to effectively implement this Policy.
We will strive to meet and exceed our goals and commitments and to demonstrate
environmental excellence to our stakeholders, customers and the community.




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Policy

Holcim Environmental Policy

Policy Statement

Our commitment is to continuously improve our
environmental performance and provide positive
contributions to our business and to society.
Holcim is committed to sustainable development
that meets the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of future generations to
meet their own needs. This commitment is part
of our mission statement and is further
demonstrated by our membership of the World
Business Council for Sustainable Development
and our participation in the UN Global Compact.
The present environmental policy, its principles,
directives and recommendations support this
commitment. Each Group company is to
elaborate an own environmental policy that fully
integrates the principles of the present corporate
policy.






































Policy Principles

There are four main pillars of our Environmental
Policy, for which we have assigned principles to
guide our progress.

1. Management Systems

We apply environmental management guidelines
and standards worldwide and monitor our
performance.
We promote our commitment through training
and integration into business processes.
We comply with environmental laws, regulations
and standards applicable to our products and
operations, and subscribe to leading industry
initiatives and internal requirements.
We assess the environmental policies and
practices of our suppliers and sub-contractors as
part of our selection process.
We translate our commitments into actions by
setting corporate objectives and targets, and
monitor our progress towards these targets.

2. Resources Utilization

We promote eco-efficiency, conservation of non-
renewable natural resources and recycling of
secondary materials over our entire value chain.
We invest in the development of innovative and
sustainable products and processes.

3. Environmental Impacts

We assess and measure our environmental
impacts, continuously improve processes, tools
and capabilities and promote best practice
in our industry.
We develop and implement effective controls to
monitor, prevent or minimize the release of
pollutants to the environment in our operations.
We seek opportunities to protect, restore and
enhance biodiversity on and around our sites.

4. Stakeholder Relations

We engage our stakeholders and report publicly
on compliance, performance and progress.










APPENDIX 2

Legal RequirementsRegister

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Appendix 2 - Summary of Legal and Other Requirements


RELEVANT LEGISLATION

Commonwealth Environmental Legislation

Legislation Application
Environment Protection and
Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Requires that the Commonwealth assess any development
application that may affect world heritage properties, Ramsar
wetlands, cetaceans, migratory species, threatened species,
critical habitats or ecological communities listed in the EPBC
Act, Commonwealth land, marine areas or reserves; and
nuclear actions. This Act is administered by Department of
Sustainability, Environment, Water, Populations and
Communities.
Native Title Act 1993
Preserves native title to land on which native title was not
extinguished prior to 1 January 1994. The Act is
administered by the National Native Title Tribunal.
National Environment Protection
Council Act 1994
Establishes a ministerial council with the power to set
national environmental protection measures (NEPMs).


New South Wales Environmental Legislation

Legislation Application
Contaminated Land
Management Act 1997
There is a duty to report contamination that has a significant risk of harm to
human health or the environment (as defined by the Act) to the NSW Office
of Environment and Heritage (OEH). If a significant risk exists then
remediation of the site is required. A change of land use to a more
sensitive use may increase this risk. This Act is administered by the OEH.
Crown Lands Act 1989
Crown land may be sold, leased or exchanged once an assessment has
been made under Part 4. A licence may be procured for extraction of
certain minerals (s49).
Environmental Planning
and Assessment Act
1979
The Lynwood Quarry was approved under Part 4 of the EP&A Act and was
classed as State Significant Development. Since that time, Part 3A (Major
Projects) was introduced, which consolidated the assessment and approval
regime for major projects previously assessed under Part 4. Part 3A
applies to extractive industries which extract more than 200,000 tonnes of
extractive material per year or which extract from a total resource of more
than 5 million tonnes. Modifications to the Project were assessed under
Part 3A in 2010. The following approvals/legislation did not apply to
projects approved under Part 3A:
• permit for works or structures within a waterway under the Fisheries
Management Act 1994;
• approval for disturbance to an item listed on State Heritage Register or
Interim Heritage Order or for an Excavation permit under Heritage Act
1977;
• consent to destroy an Aboriginal archaeological object or permit to
conduct excavations within potential archaeological deposits under the
National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974;
• water use approvals, water management work approvals or activity
approvals under the Water Management Act 2000; and
• licence to harm or pick threatened species, populations or ecological
communities or habitat under the Threatened Species Conservation Act
1995.
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Legislation Application
Environmental Planning
and Assessment
Regulation 2000
Defines different classifications of development, details procedures for
lodging and advertising development applications, establishes procedures
for the certification of development, details the content of an environmental
assessment document and details the framework for planning certificates,
Local Environment Plans, Section 94 contributions plans, and penalty
notice offences. This Act is administered by Department of Planning and
Infrastructure (DP&I).
Heritage Act 1977
A permit is required for excavation of relics under s140, other than those
listed on the State Heritage Register. A permit under s60 of the Act is
required for items on the State Heritage Register. This Act is administered
by the NSW Heritage Council within the DP&I.
Land and Environment
Court Act 1979
Establishes the Land and Environment Court and defines its powers.
Local Government Act
1993
Allows local Councils to grant approval for certain works associated with
water supply, sewerage, stormwater drainage, waste disposal and public
roads, and issue a range of orders.
National Parks and
Wildlife Act 1974
Consent to destroy required prior to the destruction of any Aboriginal
archaeological sites (s87). Permit to conduct excavations required within
potential archaeological deposits (s90). Licence required to harm any fauna
that is a member of a threatened species, population or community, except
where undertaken in accordance with a development consent. This Act is
administered by the OEH.
Native Vegetation Act
2003
The clearing of native vegetation is not permitted without the consent under
this Act in certain circumstances. The provisions of the Act are not
applicable to activities the subject of a development consent for designated
development and are thus not required for this project. This Act is
administered by the OEH.
Noxious Weeds Act
1993
Required occupiers of Crown and private land to control weeds listed as
noxious (except Prickly Pear). This Act is administered by NSW Office of
Energy and Resources.
Protection of the
Environment
Administration Act 1991
Established the OEH and requirement for prosecution policy. Requires the
OEH to consider the principles of ecologically sustainable development.
This Act is administered by the OEH.
Protection of the
Environment
Operations Act 1997
Consolidated licences previously prescribed by Clean Waters, Clean Air,
Noise Control and issued under the Pollution Control Act. Sets offences
and penalties for polluting activities, other than breaches of regional waste
agreements and disclosure obligations under the Waste Minimisation &
Management Act 1995. Established a 3-tier system of penalties for
individuals and corporation that breach environmental legislation. This Act
is administered by the OEH.
Roads Act 1993
Approval of the appropriate roads authority is required for any works within
a public road or road reserve. This Act is administered by the RTA, local
Council or Department of Lands depending on the type of road.
Threatened Species
Conservation Act 1995
Requires the conservation of biological diversity and promotes ecologically
sustainable development. Defines endangered species, populations and
communities, vulnerable species and threatening processes. It is an
offence to harm identified species/communities or conduct threatening
processes without development consent. This Act is administered by the
OEH.
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Legislation Application
Water Act 1912
Permits and licences to extract water where not covered by the Water
Management Act 2000, which will fully repeal this Act once all of the WMA
Act licensing provisions commence. This Act is administered by the NSW
Office of Energy and Resources with NSW Office of Water playing a key
role in the implementation process.
Water Management Act
2000
Repeals other water legislation. Addresses water management planning,
water rights, licensing. This Act is administered by the NSW Office of
Water.



STATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING POLICIES

State Environmental
Planning Policy
Application
SEPP 33 - Hazardous and
Offensive Development
The consent authority must consider whether a proposed
industrial development is potentially hazardous or offensive.
SEPP 44 - Koala Habitat Protection Investigation of the koala habitat value of a site is required
prior to granting of development consent.
SEPP 55 – Remediation of Land Establishes a planning framework and standards for the
remediation of contaminated land and consideration of
contamination in the development assessment process.
SEPP (Major Development) 2005 Identifies development to which Part 3A of the EP&A Act
applies.
SEPP (Mining, Petroleum
Production and Extractive
Industries) 2007
Identifies development relating to mining, petroleum
production and extractive industries which can be
undertaken without development consent, as complying
development or which is prohibited.
SEPP (Sydney Drinking Water
Catchment) 2011
Identifies the requirement for neutral or beneficial effects on
water quality in designated Sydney Water Catchment areas.



LYNWOOD QUARRY PERMITS REGISTER


Permit Relevant Statutory
Body
Permit No Date
Granted
Date Expires
Development Consent (EP&A
Act)
Department of
Planning and
Infrastructure
DA 128-5-
2005
21/12/2005 01/01/2038
Environment Protection Licence
(POEO Act)
NSW Office of
Environment and
Heritage
12939 - Review date -
15 December
Aboriginal Heritage Impact
Permits (AHIPs) (NP&W Act)
NSW Office of
Environment and
Heritage
1077225 27/8/2007 27/2/2008
1100264 20/5/2009 20/5/2039
1077294 27/8/2007 27/8/2017
1089392 27/6/2008 27/6/2018
Controlled Activity Approval
(Water Management Act)
NSW Office of Water 10 ERM
2011/0446
15/6/2011 15/6/2014
Section 138 Consent (Roads
Act)
Goulburn Mulwaree
Council
- - -
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Permit Relevant Statutory
Body
Permit No Date
Granted
Date Expires
Approval under the Roads Act
1993 - Hume Highway
Connection
Roads and Traffic
Authority
- - -
Section 60 Permit (Heritage Act) NSW Office of
Environment and
Heritage
SHR00127 17/11/06 17/11/11 (if
works not
commenced)
Crown Road Closure Permits
(Roads Act)
Department of Lands - - -
Septic System Approvals (Local
Government Act)
Goulburn Mulwaree
Council














APPENDIX 3

Community Consultative
Committee Role Statement
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Lynwood Quarry Community Consultative Committee Role
Statement



The role of the Community Consultative Committee is to:


• Review the results of Lynwood Quarry’s environmental performance and the
effectiveness of any corrective actions. The reviews are to include monitoring results,
environmental audit reports, and progress on Environmental Management Plans.
• Review complaints and effectiveness of response and any corrective actions.
• Assist planning of Open Days.
• Assist the selection of solutions to quarry related environmental issues that require off-
site works.
• Provide feedback on community projects that are seeking Readymix support.
• Carry out quarry inspections
• Provide feedback on effectiveness of communications with the community.
• Provide feedback to the community on environmental management and new
environmental initiatives at the quarry.
Umwelt (Australia) Pty Limited
2/20 The Boulevarde
PO Box 838
Toronto NSW 2283
Ph. 02 4950 5322
Fax 02 4950 5737