CICCC Update—31 May 2012 Meeting

Presentation by Port of Melbourne Corporation

At the May 2012 meeting of the CICCC, Jenny Bygrave and John Riley of the PoMC attended at the invitation of the Committee, and made presentations on Stakeholder feedback, the Port City Vision and the new Port Environs planning controls.

Jenny talked about the stakeholder workshop that was held on 17 April 2012, the themes that emerged, and a list of 8 matters that the PoMC have committed to do. The Committee discussed each of these items in turn, and provided feedback and suggestions to PoMC on each.

The CICCC resolved to invite PoMC representatives to attend one meeting per year, where major initiatives at the Port could be reported and discussed.

Help EPA stop illegal dumping

Further to our query last meeting about the EPA approach to litter control and illegal dumping, Jessamy has advised that persons fined for littering (based on a community report) may appeal the fine.

Through landfill levy funding, EPA has established a dedicated Illegal Dumping Strike Force team, which is:

  • supporting businesses to understand their legal requirements for managing waste and recyclable material
  • working with its council partners and other government agencies to share intelligence about dumping offences and hotspots
  • investigating and enforcing against incidents of large-scale industrial waste dumping.

Community support can be provided by reporting illegal dumping to EPA on 1300 372 842.

Terminals Major Hazard Licence renewal process

Workshops were conducted by Terminals as a lead up to preparing its revised Safety Case, which will be submitted to WorkSafe in mid Juine2012. There are 52 recommendations in the revised Safety Case, and these will be discussed with the CICCC as a basis for the next EIP.

Next meeting of the CICCC

The next meeting of the CICCC will be held on Thursday 30 August 2012 at the Maribyrnong Town Hall on the corner of Hyde and Napier Streets, Footscray at 6.30 pm. Any interested member of the community is welcome to attend the CICCC meetings.