STATEMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS Prepared by MOUNTAIN INDUSTRIES OVERVIEW This development application is submitted by Mountain Industries on behalf of Penrice Soda Holdings under section 2(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act as outlined in the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority Development Application Supplementary Guide. The site planned for demolition is legally described as lot 1 & 2, Deposited Plan 879549, Glebe Island wharf 8, located on Summerville Rd, Rozelle, an industrial wharf area of approximately 3518m2 associated with bulk material handling. Demolition works are planned between the hours of 7am – 5:30pm weekdays and 8am – 1pm Saturday in accordance with EPA guidelines. Figure 1 Silos Warehouse Proposed demolition Ship unloading facility Figure 2 Wharehouse overview Figure 3 Figure 4 Ship Unloading facility Silo complex TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT The proposed routes for Heavy vehicle movements are in line with the current site traffic management plan. All proposed routes are on private roads which link directly to the City West Link and are designed for heavy vehicle traffic, as outlined in the attached traffic management plan document. Pedestrian activity is expected to be minimal, as it is an industrial area with only work related pedestrian allowed in the area. Any persons in the area would be reasonably expected to be inducted and aware of the industrial environment. Although bus routes and planned truck routes intersect, they Victoria Rd do so at a major, signalled, intersection on the City West Link therefore it is expected that the impact on the local busses would be minimal. See figure 5 A detailed traffic management plan is attached as, annexure A. James Craig Rd Figure 5 NOISE AND VIBRATION As outlined above the area outlined for demolition is zoned Port and Employment under Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No 26 – City West, the businesses adjacent are mostly wharf related or workshops. There are no noise or vibration sensitive non‐residential premises nearby such as schools, hospitals, sensitive laboratory equipment or film studios nearby. Works associated with the demolition are planned between the hours of 7am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday and 8am – 1pm Saturday with no works planned for Sundays and public holidays. A measurement of background noise has been taken, 46dB(A) is considered to be indicative of the background noise during these times. All foreseeable noise created as part of the demolition is well within the limits above the level of background noise as determined by the Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) in the Environmental Noise Control Manual (ENCM). The effects of vibration can be divided into concerns over structural damage and Human comfort. The requirements for structural concerns are mandatory and are specified in Australian standard 2187.2‐2006. The Human Comfort criteria set out in the ENCM has been superseded by the EPA’s Assessing vibration: a technical guideline, these guidelines are not mandatory but should be sought to be achieved through reasonable mitigation measures. Two site visits are to be carried out to monitor vibration and noise. The first of which will be undertaken in the beginning of the demolition to ensure all vibration and noise are within acceptable limits so that any noise minimisation measures and best practices can be implemented. The second visit shall be mid way through the works to ensure emissions are controlled. A detailed Demolition Vibration and Noise Management plan is attached as, annexure B. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS As part of the demolition process prior to the re‐development of the site, any hazardous materials are to be identified visually then put through a detailed laboratory analysis. A register of hazardous materials has been put together detailing survey findings, location and description of material, condition, extent, friability, risk status and control measures. This register can be found in the attached document. The identification and removal of hazardous materials will be overseen by Noel Arnold & Associates NSW Senior Manager. Works will be undertaken by suitably experienced consultants and done so taking all necessary precautions to ensure public safety, fences, monitors and reprogramming of activities to avoid periods of strong winds etc. A detailed Hazardous Materials Survey is attached as annexure C. WASTE MANAGEMENT All waste other than hazardous materials will be dealt with according to the site waste management plan to be drawn up and implemented by Ross Mitchell & Associates (see attached ECMP). Site Waste Management Plan to include the provision for receptacles for the storage and disposal of general waste. All waste other than inert recyclable material (bricks) to be disposed of at a DECC Licensed sites. Further information can be found in the Environmental and Construction Management Plan, annexure D. DRAINAGE Demolition works will be undertaken in such a manner that any adverse impacts on water quality are minimised. Sedimentation control devices will be installed and maintained as per procedures outlined in Managing Stormwater – Soil & Construction – Department of Housing, 1998. The following mitigating measures will be implemented: • Install sandbags and/or hay bales around existing stormwater inlets. • Divert runoff around stockpiles. • Cleaning off vehicles prior to leaving site. • Covering of manholes to prevent contamination of drainage system. • Capping of downpipes at ground level. Further information can be found in the Environmental and Construction Management Plan, annexure D. ENVIRONMENT An Environmental and Construction Management Plan has been prepared by Ross Mitchell & Associates as part of the Development application submission to Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority for the demolition and make good of the site on Sommerville Rd, Rozelle. The Environmental and Construction Management Plan establishes procedures for use during the demolition works on the site, it is a living document and subject to change as required. This plan includes the provisions for emergency response. All reportable incidents are to be managed in accordance with the provisions of the ECMP. Further information can be found in the Environmental and Construction Management Plan, annexure D. Ship Unloading Gear SECURITY In accordance with policies set out in the Maritime Transport and Offshore Security Act 2003, in order to maintain a Land‐side Restricted zone, demolition works on the ship unloading gear will be suspended whist any vessels are on the adjacent wharfs. All site entry and exit points will be locked and secured outside of the times designated for demolition works. In addition, all contractors on site will be trained in the appropriate site security and operating procedures. Mountain Industries, in conjunction with Ross Mitchell and Associates will adhere to any security guidelines set out by Sydney Port Corporation and other legislative authorities. PROJECT MANAGEMENT The management of the site is the responsibility of the Principal (or their Representative), in this instance Mountain Industries Pty ltd as appointed by penrice Soda Holdings Pty ltd, Head contractor, Ross Mitchell and Associates and Sub‐ contractors. Principal Representative’s role is to manage contractors and site activities to ensure the project is delivered to meet all time, quality, financial, community and environmental targets. The head contractor will manage all demolition and make good activities as directed by the Principals Representative. A table of contact details as well as roles and responsibilities can be found in the Environmental and Construction Management Plan, attached. Further information can be found in the Environmental and Construction Management Plan, annexure D.