South West Fibre Pty Ltd – FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 Stakeholder Consultations
South West Fibre Pty Ltd is commencing stakeholder consultations regarding the management of high conservation values (HCV) associated with its plantation wood supply and procurement activities.
We invite stakeholders that are involved with or have an interest in forest activities associated with our wood supply to offer comment or feedback in relation to:
• High Conservation Values (HCV) identification and protection, including biodiversity, soil and water values, cultural and heritage values
• controlled wood verification processes,
• control measures applied to protect HCVs
A public briefing notice and links to relevant documentation is provided here. Stakeholders are invited to give comment/feedback by 30th June 2018. Stakeholders should use the stakeholder consultation form, and send to email@example.com.
Midway realises that working safely is vital to the ultimate success of our organisation, and our safety obligations include our own employees and also extend to the community in which we operate.
Recently, we have upgraded the main truck exit from our North Shore facility and put in a number of safety controls to help ensure the bike riders cycling on the track around our facility are not put in harms way from trucks exiting our site. The truck passage inside our facility has been upgraded to concrete pavement at a cost of one million dollars, and regular cleaning of the pavement minimises dust and mud carryover to The Esplanade. Convex mirrors and warning signs have been added at all exit points to mitigate the risk of accidents due to blind spots.
Bryan Brew started with Midway in 1988 as a production operator at Midway’s North Shore mill site and has recently retired after 29.5 years service with the company. Some 16 years ago Bryan formed the Eumeralla working unit as part of the Geelong Region Scouts, and the unit has conducted a regular litter clean-up program at the mill site since then. Funds from the program have been used to facilitate significant renovations to the headquarters building at the Eumeralla Scout Camp at Anglesea, and to support other worthwhile scouting projects as well as youth members. The success of the working unit has led to the program being opened up to several other scout groups over the years.
After a recent clean up in November by the Modewarre Scout Group, a local resident stopped and thanked the Scouts for the work they put in clearing the rubbish. He remarked how clean the Midway site appeared and thanked Midway and the Scouts
Capital works are planned during the 2017/18 financial year that will improve the management of stormwater collected on site during rainfall events. The works will increase onsite storage capacity to over 5ML and upgrade stormwater surge collection and pumping capacity. The project is aimed at avoiding stormwater flows from the site during normal rainfalls and reusing stormwater to irrigate amenity tree plantings and reduce dust from truck traffic.