CICCC Update-4 February 2014 Meeting

Sponsorship of Community Projects

At the 4 February 2014 CICCC meeting, Carlo Fasolino, Terminals Pty Ltd Victorian Manager, advised of the Community Grants program it has run in Corio for the past two years. Terminals now proposes to extend the scheme to Coode Island, with grants being available to properly constituted not-for-profit community organisation.

$10,000 will be available each year, with individual grants of up to $3000. The grants will be provided to projects that improve the local environment or amenity or promote community education and environmental awareness. The grants will be available to organisations in Footscray, Seddon, Yarraville and Kensington.

When details of the scheme have been finalised, Terminals will advertise the scheme in local newspapers.

Greenhouse Gas Reporting

The Committee asked Terminals to review the way it reports Greenhouse gas emissions in its operations report to the Committee each meeting. Carlo responded by providing graphs of product throughput so that greenhouse gas emissions could be related to the volume of chemicals being handled. Some historical notes were suggested to make the figures more meaningful.

Following spirited discussion, Carlo agreed to further refine the information presented for the committee’s next meeting in April.

PADHI – Planning Advice for Developments near Hazardous Installations

Community representative Ian Thomas advised the committee of a UK publication that provides a methodology for calculating safe separation distances between hazardous facilities and sensitive land uses.

It may be found at the following website: http://www.hse.gov.uk/landuseplanning/padhi.pdf

The Committee thanked Ian for his informative and relevant advice.

Next meeting of the CICCC

The next meeting will be held at the Maribyrnong Municipal Offices on Tuesday 22 April 2014 at 3pm.

Robin Saunders, Chair CICCC, 17 February 20144