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Official Caution issued to Sibelco Australia Limited (Sibelco) (Tanilba Northern Dune Sand Quarry, PA 09_0091, Port Stephens Council LGA)

On 10 August 2018, the Department issued an Official Caution to Sibelco Australia Limited (Sibelco) for the Tanilba Northern Dune Sand Quarry for failing to implement their approved Noise Monitoring Program. Sibelco had been undertaking noise monitoring with different locations, duration and equipment than under the approved program for approximately 15 months. Staff had also not been trained as required under the approved program.  However, the operations were not in a noise sensitive area and only daytime operations were being undertaken at the quarry.  

Sibelco has since employed experienced and qualified independent noise specialists to undertake the noise monitoring and no exceedances of the noise criteria have been identified.  Further, Sibelco are currently implementing a compliance management system to assist with meeting their compliance obligations.  

Page last updated: 11/04/2019