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Erosion Control and Rehabilitation of Mine Sites in NSW

Follow up field day

The Hills Bark Blower is running the final event demonstrating compost blankets application as an effective rehabilitation and erosion control method on Mine Sites in NSW. This project was supported by NSW Government as part of Waste Less, Recycle More, funded from the waste levy.
Specified Compost Blankets are an effective method for stopping erosion in its tracks and rehabilitating damaged sites. The Hills Bark Blower Ecoblanket replaces the natural layer of humus that already protects undisturbed soil. Injected with a natural adhesive substance, the compost has increased structural integrity. Ecoblanket is easily installed in a one step, low impact pneumatic process that can conform to about any terrain.

See an established Ecoblanket application on a site in Helensburgh, and watch a new Ecoblanket being applied at this half day field trip on the 13th November.

Date: Wednesday November 13th 2019
Time: start - 9.30am at Helensburgh/Stanwell Park Surf Lifesaving Club
Location: Site 1 - Starting at Helensburgh/Stanwell Park Surf Lifesaving Club
Site 2- Metropolitan Colliery, Helensburgh, Peabody Energy
Transport: TRAIN: A bus will pick train passengers up from Stanwell Park station at 9.17am. Bus can drop back to train after event. (Helensburgh Station).
CAR: Meet and Park at Helensburgh/Stanwell Park Surf Life Saving Club
No individual cars onto mine site - must travel in bus from surf club to mine site and back.
Lunch provided: Specifications, samples and further information over lunch at the Surf club
Formal end: 1.30pm

PPE: Please note that full PPE MUST be worn. This includes High Vis vest/shirt, fully enclosed boots (preferably steel capped), long sleeved shirt, full trousers hard hats. Sunscreen is advised.

To register, please clcik on the link below. You will be sent a visitor induction sheet which must be completed before attendance on mine site closer to the date.

Event Registration


13th Nov 19

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