LAND MANAGEMENT – Weed Spraying and Management – Portland Cement Works, 67 Williwa St, Portland NSW 2847 – New Era Total

History of Portland Cement works

Portland is part of the gateway to the Central West and is located between Oberon, Mudgee, Bathurst, Lithgow, and the Blue Mountains. It is a short drive from both the Great Western and Castlereagh Highways. It is accessed from the Great Western Highway via Wallerawang or from Sunny Corner Rd at Meadow Flat. It is accessed from the Castlereagh Highway via Boulder Road at the Mt Piper Power Station.

The town centre has a distinct business district, several parks and sporting clubs.

From 1902 cement produced at the “Commonwealth Portland Cement Company” mill helped build up the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra. “Portland cement“, a phrase synonymous with high quality cement anywhere in the world, was milled using limestone from onsite quarries and shipped throughout Australia. The town of Portland grew up around the Cement Works and the company contributed greatly to the area, building facilities that were needed for employees. A bath house, casino, an ice skating rink, Olympic swimming pool, and living quarters were supplied to workers. The cement kilns even generated enough energy to power the homes around it.

The factories of Portland and the surrounding area required the transportation of limestone, coal, and other materials, and to this end, a number of private industrial railways and tramways were constructed.


The cement works has now respectfully been named The Foundations and is undergoing an exciting transformation. There are a number of projects underway aiming to reactivate this heritage industrial site.

New Era Total carried out weed control onsite, the specification called for removal of Box Thorn, Fire Thorn, Blackberry and Pampas Grass by applying herbicide. Manual removal of the Pampas grass seeds were also undertaken. All green waste was removed from site in our tipper truck and disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

Products & Services used:

  • Brush cutting
  • Weed Spraying
  • Hand Weed Removal
  • Tipper Truck Hire
  • Backpack Spraying
  • Rubbish Removal
  • Woodchipping

 For more information on this weed management project or to find out about our weed and pest control services, please contact us.