Environment

WICET is committed to addressing potential environmental impacts of the terminal.

Environmental factors have been considered throughout the planning and design phase of the terminal, and a Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) has been developed to document the standards and expectations to be met by our construction contractors.

Our approach to the environment is about:

  • Managing the environmental impacts of our terminal through planning, design and efficient use of resources and input materials;
  • Valuing our cultural heritage; and
  • Using environmentally sound methods and technology. 

Design environmental initiatives

  • The capture of rain water has been considered in the design of the terminal and surplus water on the wharf and jetty will be returned to shore as part of the slurry return system;
  • Water used on site for moisture addition, to minimise dust, and for cleaning conveyor belts will be sourced from recycled water ponds;
  • Vegetation will be planted around the terminal to improve visual amenity;
  • Site lighting has been designed to minimise impact on surrounding areas; and
  • Development of flora and fauna, soil and water, air quality, waste management and noise and vibration management plans to enhance environmental development processes.

Construction and engineering environmental initiatives

  • Dust minimisation through automated placement of coal on the stockpile, use of enclosed conveyors, dust extinction moisture analysis, and the use of water sprays;
  • Sound insulated equipment to reduce noise pollution;
  • Water system management to contain any runoff;
  • Environmental management offsets to compensate for land clearing required during construction.  This includes rehabilitation of land and the conservation of key areas; and
  • Loss of marine plants through wharf development activities will be offset in conjunction with Gladstone Ports Corporation's (GPC) Whole of Port Offset Strategy.

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Environmental Impact Statement

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