2008 05 may

what’s that skip?
the infamous kangaroos of anglesea
alcoa anglesea
2008
environment report
may
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPOR
T MAY 2008
REPORT
air
Air Monitoring
Stack Monitors
Average
Maximum
Opacity g/m3 10-minute average
0.069
0.335
Stack SO2 kg/min 1-hour average Licence limit 100kg/min
73.09
83.92
SO2 1 hour ppb
Average
Maximum
Community Centre
1
91
Primary School
2
107
Mt Ingoldsby
2
113
Scout Camp
5
137
Camp Wilkin
2
75
Camp Road
3
86
Ambient Monitors
Ambient Monitors
SO2 Maximum 1 hour averages (ppb)
Date
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Community Centre -
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
-
0
7
0
-
0
91 0
0
0
26 0
0
1
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
54 2
5
7
3
1
7
5
2
1
1
1
9
1
31 23 3
7
14 40 2
0
1
1
0
-
65 102127137 12 4
3
5
13 3
0
0
70 44 3
Primary School
76 18 0
29 9
19 1
1
14 1
0
70 1
1
1 107 4
Mt Ingoldsby
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
10 36 20 3 113 29 0
1
0
Scout Camp
1
85 24 10 37 87 1
1
29 32 8
46 4
43 8
Camp Wilkin
2
1
1
1
6
1
1
5
6
Camp Road
19 14 1
86 1
1
27 2
1
72 2
EPA Air Quality Objective
200
Alcoa Local Standard
170
1
1
2
0
1
83 1
2
0
5
9
26 67 1
15 9
1
1
1
0
75 2
2
2
48 51 2
1
2
2
2
32 72 4
3
2
4
1
1
21 39 2
8
1
3
1
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPOR
T MAY 2008
REPORT
water
Water Storage
Barwon Water storage levels for the Geelong system at 24.7% capacity. Stage 4 winter water restrictions
with an exemption to permit limited residential garden watering are in force.
Water Discharge
ML
May
Total
Ashponds (SP1)
150
687
Mine (SP4)
0.12
0.12
Water Monitoring
SP1
SP4
SP3
21/05/2008
Ashpond
Mine
Final
EPA limit
Lab Result
EPA limit
Lab Result
EPA limit
Lab Result
pH
4-10
8.0
3-9
no
5-9
7.4
Susp. Solids
100
4
100
discharge
30
<4
Colour
50
5
50
at
50
5
Aluminium
10.00
0.20
10
time
5.50
0.03
Iron
10.00
0.18
20
of
4.00
0.04
Zinc
0.40
< 0.01
2.0
sampling
0.30
< 0.01
WATER WATER USAGE PER MONTH (ML)
Date
JAN
FEB MAR APR
Town Water
1.4
0.9
0.9
2.2
1.0
6.4
Bore Water
279
304
305
254
292
1434
Mine Water
53
24
45
26
45
193
MAY JUNE JULY AUG
SEPT OCT
NOV
DEC
TOTAL
300.0
3 00 0
250.0
2 50 0
200.0
2 00 0
150.0
1 50 0
100.0
1 00 0
5 0 .0
0.0
5 00
0
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPOR
T MAY 2008
REPORT
urban kangaroo management
Anglesea is famous for its urban population of Eastern Grey Kangaroos. However, having
people and kangaroos in close proximity can lead to problems. Many concerns are centred
around the Anglesea Golf Club, but kangaroos can be encountered almost anywhere in town.
To address community concerns for the kangaroos of Anglesea and the surrounds, in 2003 the
Kangaroo Advisory Group (KAG) formed with representatives from the Department of Sustainability
and Environment, Parks Victoria, ANGAIR, Alcoa, University of Melbourne, Jirralingah Sanctuary
and other stakeholders.
One important aspect for the management of kangaroos in Anglesea has been the collection of
accurate data and information on the local kangaroo population. Together with KAG, Dr. Graeme
Coulson from the Department of Zoology at the University of Melbourne has set about supervising
research programs on the biology and behaviour of kangaroos in Anglesea.
The first official census of the Anglesea Golf Club was conducted in 2004 by Honours student Helen
Catanchin and it was found that the golf course supports a population of more than 300 kangaroos.
In 2007, Teigan Allen tagged kangaroos at the Golf Club and nearby Camp Wilkin as part of her
Honours Project. Each kangaroo she caught now has a bright collar with its name on it, and
reflective eartags to help identification from a distance. Teigan found that the population density at
the Anglesea Golf Club was the highest ever recorded for this species. She also found that
Anglesea kangaroos are much more approachable and have much smaller home ranges than their
non-urban counterparts.
Over 115 kangaroos have now been collared and/or tagged in Anglesea. To assist in the research
of recording movements of the Anglesea kangaroos, the researchers encourage people to report
any sightings of kangaroos with collars using the KAG incident form.
Another initative of KAG was the inaugural Kangaroo Awareness Week held in August last year.
The aim of the week was to increase awareness in the broader community of the unique urban
kangaroo population we have living in our town. Good news is it’s on again from August 18 - 24,
2008 and local residents can be involved by taking note of where they see any kangaroos during
this week (with and without collars and/or tags) and filling out the KAG incident form.
ANIMAL OF THE ANGLESEA HEATH
EASTERN GREY KANGAROO (Macropus giganteus)
The generic name Macropus is a combination of two greek
words and means “long foot”; the specific epithet giganteus
means “large”
Size:
head and body length 96 - 230 cm; tail
length 43 - 109 cm; weighing up to 42 kg
(females) and 85kg (males)
Distribution:
eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania
Habitat:
from the plains inland to the coast, from
mallee scrub to grassy woodland and forest
Food:
eastern grey kangaroos are primarily
grazing animals with grasses as their
preferred food
Behaviour:
crepuscular - on the move and grazing in the
early morning or late afternoon, resting in
the shade during the heat of the day
Did you know? The eastern grey kangaroo can jump up to
nine metres in a single bound, and can reach
speeds of up to 48 km/h.
EASTERN GREY KANGAROO
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPOR
T MAY 2008
REPORT
LAND
RAINFALL (mm)
Month
JAN
FEB MAR APR
MAY JUNE JULY AUG
2008 Rainfall
19.8
35.8 15.2
17.3
32.5
120.6
1968-2007 Average
44.5
42.7 41.1
52.5
61.0
241.7
SEPT OCT
NOV
DEC
TOTAL
100
7 00.00
90
6 00.00
80
5 00.00
70
60
4 00.00
50
3 00.00
40
30
2 00.00
20
1 00.00
10
0 .0 0
0
WATER
TOWN WATER USE (ML)
FEB
MAR APR
MAY
Process
23.9
2000 2007 2008 JAN
12.8
5.8
1.3
0.8
0.8
2.1
0.8
Amenity
11.6
1.5
0.6
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.2
JUN
JUL
AUG SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
4 0 .0
3 5 .0
2 .0
3 0 .0
1 .5
2 5 .0
2 0 .0
1 .0
1 5 .0
1 0 .0
0 .5
5 .0
0 .0
0 .0
2 0 0 0
2 0 0 7
2 0 0 8
JA N
F E B
M A R
A P R
M A Y
J U N
JU L
A U G
S E P
O C T
N O V
D E C
AIR
GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) TOTAL (Mt) & GHG EMISSION EFFICENCY (t/MWh)
GHG Mt
‹ GHG
t/MWh
1990
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
1.42
1.23
1.27
1.50
1.45
1.47
1.31
1.49
1.40
1.42
1.34
1.24
1.19
1.21
1.21
1.20
1.21
1.20
1.18
1.18
2
1600000
1 .8
1400000
1 .6
1 .4
1 .2
1200000
1000000
1
800000
0 .8
600000
0 .6
400000
0 .4
0 .2
0
200000
0
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPOR
T MAY 2008
REPORT
environmental improvement
Environmental Management Targets
May
2008 YTD
Forecast
2008 Target
Reportable Environmental Incidents
0
0
0
0
Monthly EHS ASAT Audit Completion (%)
100
100
100
90
Air Emission Targets
May
2008 YTD
Forecast
2008 Target
Ambient SO2 ( no. readings > 200ppb)
0
0
0
0
Stack SO2 (no. hrs > 100kg/min)
0
0
0
0
SO2 Load Reductions (lost MWh)
1163
5147
12353
N/A
GHG Efficiency (t CO2 e/MWh)
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.20
Opacity (10 min av > 0.25g/m normal operation)
0
0
0
0
Water Targets
May
2008 YTD
Forecast
2008 Target
Town Water (ML)
1.0
6.4
15.4
14.2
Bore Water (ML)
292
1434
3442
2370
Waste Targets
May
2008 YTD
Forecast
2008 Target
Waste to Landfill (t)
0.0
0.0
0.0
8.0
Solid Prescribed Waste to Landfill (t)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
3
Mine Rehabilitation Targets
2008 YTD
2008 Target
2008 Area to Clear (ha)
0.0
0.0
2008 Area to Rehabilitate (ha)
0.0
0.0
2007 Mine Rehabilitation Species Richness (%)
N/A
100
OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR EMPLOYEE
Hey Grace, in your everyday work there must be a lot of
ways you help the environment?
I encourage everyone to do their bit to help the evironment
by thinking twice before printing off an email, by using
double side printing, recycling printer cartridges, paper etc.
We also see you out of the office and doing your
environmental bit in the sunshine?
I love to get outside and participate in clean up days/tree
planting and also being involved in ACTION days. It’s very
rewarding.
Given this month’s theme of kangaroos, we believe you
hit one recently? Any advice for others out there?
Yes, I did hit a large kangaroo, (it did survive) it happened
quickly with no time to think. No matter what time of the
day you should always be aware that one or more can jump
out in front of you. Take extra care at dawn and dusk. Travel
at a safe speed especially in high risk areas like Coalmine
Road. Kangaroos are unpredictable and you never know
which way they will jump.
...GRACE McKENZIE
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