Construction Project at Red Hill Waste Management Facility - Blasting

Published: Thursday, 28 March 2019 at 11:12:19 AM

The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) is undertaking a construction project for new landfill cells at the Red Hill Waste Management Facility that requires the removal of lateritic caprock via a series of controlled detonations (blasting).

The next blast is due to take place on Friday 12 April 2019 at 4.30pm. It is anticipated that the program will take approximately eight weeks to complete with two to three blasts per week totalling 18 blasts to complete the project. Weather permitting, the blasting will occur from 4:30pm Monday to Saturday. A notice board at the facility’s entrance will provide details of the next blast.

As per the previous blasting campaign carried out between January and March 2018, all blasts will adhere to the restrictions set out by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) and will be monitored by the contractor with all results recorded.

For ongoing public safety, residents should be aware that during each blast the Red Hill Waste Management Facility will be closed and secured.

If you have any queries or require further information in relation to this matter, please contact Stephen Conway, Manager Engineering and Waste Operations on 9574 6235, mobile 0498 707 016 or stephen.conway@emrc.org.au .

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