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Committed to reducing the civil construction industry's carbon footprint

Our customers reduce the environmental footprint of their projects by using a sustainable alternative to quarried products.

We are also committed to minimising the impact our operations have on the environment. The efficiency of our facilities is beyond best practice and we keep detailed records of water, diesel, electricity and gas usage.

CLARINDA RECYCLING FACILITY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT

The Clarinda Recycling Facility is an award-winning sustainable materials producer that has been internationally recognised for best practice in air quality management and environmental controls.  
 
The site’s air quality is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the use of a Osiris real-time air quality monitoring system, which constantly receives live data from four (4) particle monitoring stations located around the site’s perimeter. The monitoring stations use a light scattering technique to continuously monitor any dust particles in the air. 
 
The air quality data is streamed to an onsite computer to continuously inform staff of air quality in and around the site. Alarms are set well below industry and EPA standards, and immediately warn site staff of any rising dust emissions detected by any monitor.  
 
The following guideline has been devised by an independent expert to assess and manage air quality in and around the Clarinda Recycling Facility: 
 
 
*Table 1:AFG Air Quality Assessment ( Environmental Science Assosciates) 
 
Quarterly snapshots of all reportable air quality data collected can be found here:
 

BIOSECURITY MANAGEMENT

Alex Fraser Queensland’s Commitment to the Eradication/Containment of Red Imported Fire Ants

Red Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis invicta) were first discovered in Brisbane in February 2001.  They are a serious pest species originating in Brazil and Paraguay in South America that love warm, sunny climates and are easily disturbed, with vibration from just walking past a nest enough to signal an attack.   As a company that operates within the Fire Ant Biosecurity Zones, we have a responsibility to assist in the containment of Fire Ants through stringent operational controls.

Under Queensland Government Legislation, Alex Fraser Queensland are responsible to ensure that all incoming loads, along with all material sold from our sites are Fire Ant free.

In order to remain compliant, we hold a BIP (Biosecurity Instrument Permit) for each of our sites, which allows Alex Fraser Queensland to accept all incoming materials, and the subsequent sale of our products for use in any Fire Ant zone.

To ensure that that all staff, contractors and truck drivers dealing with material from our site  have access to the relevant BIP’s if requested by an Inspector, the BIP’s are available internally through Connect and externally though this webpage, see links below.  The BIP numbers are also printed at the bottom of each weighbridge docket for ease of reference.

Copies of the Alex Fraser Queensland BIP’s, are available from the following links:

Here for Archerfield – BIP RIFA - 190110

Here for Nudgee – BIP RIFA - 190109

 

View our environmental sustainability policy

2015 Sustainability Report