Applicant: Cement Australia Pty Ltd
Activity site: 353-467 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne, 3207
Application number: APP007913
Cement Australia Pty Ltd have applied for a development licence to construct and operate a new Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBFS) grinding facility at 353-467 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne.

What does the application propose?

Cement Australia proposes to build and operate a GBFS grinding facility at 465 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The plant will be designed to produce up to 400ktpa of Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBFS). The plant capacity is for 400kt of GGBFS per year. Finished product will be distributed to the Victorian market via trucks.

The facility will consist of:

  • Wharf facilities to receive Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GBFS) delivered to hoppers by ship grabs. (ship size ~ 33,000 DWT)
  • A 37,000 tonne Storage Shed with automated handling equipment
  • Reclaim system for the GBFS with associated mill feed infrastructure
  • Vertical Roller Mill for grinding GBFS to required quantity and quality
  • A finished product storage facility to store and dispatch GGBFS
  • Electrical Infrastructure and Substations
  • Plant Rooms
  • Office and Amenities, and
  • Truck and Vehicle Parking
The full application can be found in the Supporting documents section of this page.

Latest updates

Submissions close

The public submission and comment period for this development licence application went from 31 March 2022 until 21 April 2022. Two submissions were received during this time.

You can view the submissions below.

Submissions received

Request for information issued

On 27 April 2022, EPA issued the applicant with a Request for Further Information (RFI) under section 50(3) of the Environment Protection Act 2017.

The statutory clock or time limit for making a decision on the development licence was paused from the date the RFI was issued until EPA receives a response from the applicant.

Request for Further Information

Supporting documents

You can view the development licence application and supporting documentation below.

Development licence application



  • 22 December 2021
    • Application received.
  • 17 February 2022
    • Application accepted.
  • 31 March 2022
    • Public submissions open.
  • 21 April 2022
    • Public submissions closed.
  • 27 April 2022
    • EPA issued a request for further information. Statutory clock paused.
  • June 2022
    • EPA makes a decision on the development licence application.

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The submission period for this development licence is now closed.

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Reviewed 17 May 2022