ITEM 1. WELCOME
BY THE CHAIR
a special welcome to Pieter Rienks from WorkSafe and Bruce Mildenhall
MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier.
Theo Pykoulas, Carlo Fasolino, Peter LaRose, Margaret Donnan
OF DRAFT AGENDA
ITEM 2. INTRODUCTION
TO COMMITTEE OF PIETER RIENKS
Robin: Invited Pieter Rienks to give a brief overview of his career to date
and his role at WorkSafe.
Major Hazards unit in 2000, formerly with Ansett Airlines Duties whilst at
Ansett Airlines were safety orientated. Forming partnerships with Unions, Industry
and Community. Foresees 2006 as a big year with the 2nd round of MHF
license renewals due. Explained how he felt WorkSafe fulfilled a regulatory
role over the industries concerned.
are 90 people in the Hazard Division of WorkCover: which covers licensing,
(including tankers, pyrotechnics and displays), technical and the Major
Hazards Unit. Pieter is concerned with outcomes, not just process.
threw over to those present to ask questions. Asked Pieter about the Safety
Cases and how in Pieter’s view has the safety regime improved the safety
Over many years modifications to the standards
have taken place
A systems approach of examining the linkages
between hazards, incidents and impacts, with the review of control systems to
reduce incidents, had been un-linked in the operations of a number of large
companies, and new safety management systems were needed.
Industries did not have safety arrangements in
place at the start and now they have.
WorkSafe are looking at how to strengthen the
Series of controls put in place
Critical controls in place
George: Terminals have just
been through a large comprehensive audit. What more is envisaged
to have companies gear up for round 2.
some cases the methodology was wrong in round 1 and it hasn’t worked. Up
to 50% more required for Round 2 to enable companies to gear up for 2nd
round. Unless the Safety Case regimes are maintained
the safety value deteriorates.
about the smaller contractors who are self employed who are handling hazardous
main employer would ensure they work under their WorkSafe regulations by
providing adequate inductions, ensuring they wear protective clothing etc.
about the quality and safety of the tanker if an owner driver.
vehicle and tanker are all licensed, all monitored with incident reports. Also
monitoring peoples driving records. The transport industry very strong on product
stewardship. Licenses are renewed every 3 years.
Pieter for attending meeting.
ITEM 3: DRAFT
PORT ENVIRONS PLAN
Bruce Mildenhall MP and asked him to speak on the Port of Melbourne
Robin for the opportunity. Spoke of his attendance at Terminals earlier
in the day and his role in the scheme of things. The development proposal at
99 Moreland Street, Footscray and the planning controls that should
apply to the areas surrounding the Port of Melbourne led him to believe the
solution was by stake holder participation. Give a stake holder forum a try to
see if we could find a future for the surrounding area. Premier proposed to assist
in a consultative version of the Port Environs Plan.
of Reference were then circulated.
progress has been made to date with the core ground of the forum consisting
of Municipalities, State Agencies, Port of Melbourne and Freight & Logistics
have been 2 meetings so far to confirm Terms of Reference. Bruce then explained
the works program.
issues – how to ensure total alignment between town planning the strategic
uses of the port. Looking at Coode Island with regard to hazards perspective
and consulting with WorkSafe.
reported back that it was time to consider refined methodology of the
impact of Coode Island. A more sophisticated analysis was determined with
regard to vapours, noise etc as well as injuries and deaths.
Port of Melbourne container movements were looked at with a projected increase
from 2 million to 5.5–8 million per year and the impact that will have on
the surrounding area.
Michael: Container movement of
5.5 million per annum was quite disturbing. Split between
road and rail with 30% going by rail is this likely to be increased
Bruce: Stated he was not
happy with the target as 30% by rail is not a good figure, leaving as it does
70 on the roads. Currently working on a set of more aggressive
policy propositions to facilitate a change to ratios.
Michael: Concerned about not
only the trucks but increased freight train noise impacting on
a different group of people.
more manageable set of issues than VicRoads saturation use of the West Gate
bridge. Future difficulty in finding an alternative road to use.
Michael: Asked if government
was looking into reinstating the rail to Webb Dock.
option was being investigated, it is back on the agenda.
Deborah: Is there a chance in the long
term of moving Coode Island, is there a chance of this
option being reinstated on the government long term agenda?
is no viable alternative location. Now long term decisions have been made
on long term lease and money, the threshold decisions have been made.
George: The chemical industry
at Coode Island would account for 60-70 trucks a week whereas
P & O Ports account for 2,000 – 3,000 a week.
Colleen: Council has been
prevented from redeveloping any land close to Coode Island.
up on George’s point regarding trucks. Puts into context a small number
against a large number as P & O acquire more land they would eventually
store more containers.
Quentin: Prediction is not a
soaring growth in transportation of chemicals. Further general
discussion that chemical storage may even decline.
Colleen: Council sees
container transportation as a major problem which is not being addressed.
the problem was being addressed. The main problem was in how do you
link up the transport routes with the container destinations.
Colleen: Then mentioned
Deborah: Asked what a transit city was.
spoke about transit cities with regard moving major storage facilities well away
from the port (using rail), allowing redevelopment and revitalizing of whole
precincts. 3 precincts for development as distribution points are
Dandenong, 2. Altona 3 Somerton
cartage rates were very competitive between cities for rail transportation which
ought to raise target from 30% upwards.
an email he received from Bruce advising the forum would be looking
for community representation. Robin felt we should write to the City of Maribyrnong
asking that a member of the CICCC be one of the representatives.
that more than 1 representative would be required.
Michael: Up to council to make
appropriate for council to be arbitrator on who is put forward.
is to nominate 3 community representatives. Will copy Bruce into our letter.
his point of view up to council. In essence it will be a steering committee.
three points for consideration:
Big freight diesel trains at night the noise
they generate is phenomenal
Has witnessed a gradual reduction for the need
of chemical industry. We should support our own chemical industries.
Risk contours – questions of noise,
amenities as against death etc.
of methodology changing. Fairly optimistic about longer trains.
Michael: Ever changing designs
in trains should result in the noise issue being addressed.
Bruce on behalf of the committee.
to come back with a progress report.
Maree and Colleen departed the meeting along with
ITEM 4: REPORTS
by Paul Hayward
presented Terminals Pty Ltd report.
and remediation to exceed $7 million.
C close to being finished.
VCAT lasted for 15 days – Geelong Butadienne – outcome approval to
build, council have now issued a planning permit.
committee about Huntsman in USA putting their Melbourne plant on the market.
are implications for Marstel?
by Quentin Cooke
has project going regarding arsenic in Maribyrnong river. Subsequent to that a
great deal of water sampling and fish studies being conducted. An audit is
being undertaken South of Somerville Road down towards West Gate Bridge and
Yarra. There is a lot of historical industrial use in that particular part of
the river bank. Have engaged an auditor over the next 6 months to test the
up notices will be issued to those found responsible or it may be a combined
affect of all the industries around area. Yet to be determined.
of part of Melbourne contains a high level of arsenic naturally.
the idea of the audit to look at that bit of the river in its totality.
Potential remediation could be extensive. There is information on the website
regarding the project. Michael, Colleen and Andrew Clifton sitting on
Quentin to explain process of analyzing chemicals in river or land. Who bears
the cost of testing or remediation.
owners irrespective of when contamination occurred.
by Geoff Cooke – Safety Case Officer for Terminals – Major Hazard
holding a community consultation.
promotion WorkSafe Week. Analysis of what is working and what is not.
of the annual inspection of Terminals Pty Ltd
Tank Control Measures
Questions and indications of implementation
Maintenance inspection check sheets
Will report back to the committee and suggested doing a joint
comparison between Marstel and Terminals.
Geoff to negotiate with Marstels and Terminals to get their agreement to a
joint presentation and asked Geoff to report back to this committee.
major issues identified during audit at Terminals Pty Ltd, just a matter of
getting systems together and improving. Will submit presentation in due
course. Presentation should last no longer then ½ hour.
Cooke to present (joint) report on WorkSafe Annual Inspection at future CICCC
meeting (with Marstel Committee members invited to attend if a joint
presentation is agreed by the operators).
ITEM 5: CONFIRM
DRAFT MINUTES FOR THE MEETING ON 19 MAY 2005
minutes accepted with Geoff’s comments. Minutes adopted.
ITEM 6: ACTION
ITEMS FROM MAY MEETING
Newsletter not a problem but worried people will throw it away along with all
other advertising material. Adds in local paper to look up website for more information
would be a better option.
text of any newsletter is telling a story. How it gets best communicated is
another part of strategy. Terminals should undertake a commitment to offer
some communication with community.
thing is that Terminals no longer has any big volume of nasties that could blow
Deborah: Put leaflet in
local newspapers for distribution.
content do we have in mind.
it should be committee publication not a Terminals publication.
with judgment of VCAT on EPA designs they did have consultation with community.
not worry him one way or another. Felt the need to convey to the community the
past compared to present.
draft should be written by Robin and Carlo in the same way as press releases.
use Clifton Consulting and does not mind getting them on the case to come up
with a few suggestions.
not feel Clifton Consulting were the ones to take on the task with respect to
attention in the eastern suburbs to Terminals (Coode Island) were 2 events.
One being the container lock out and two being the Coode Island fire and
suggested a television advertisement.
the establishment of a Science Prize in the local school for a child would be
the Science Prize was a good idea.
to know if there was some way we could get the message across that this industry
Street Committee has a newsletter. Perhaps have an edition which includes this
committee or what happens at Terminals. Piggyback on that publication.
Sharing opportunity which should lessen the cost.
do we get hold of a copy?
Terminals held an Open Day only a few people attended.
on some literature regarding Open Day and advertise. What Terminals was like
in the past and look at it now type of advertising.
another Open Day when plant is finished would be good. Some literature
prepared that can be used in several different ways.
a community Science Prize, annual, on going.
Community Science winner in leaflet. All in general agreement.
a draft and run past committee. Focal point where people could get interested.
the 2 committees (MCG and CICCC) produce a joint newsletter and have joint open
seems the Committee is moving to a view that there will be a multi pronged
approach initiative in the form of a newsletter that will announce a Student
previously issued a Science Kit. Geoff Millard put together the Science Kit
last time will ask him for his input again.
to prepare a first draft of material for distribution to the community, and
further refinement of the “Science Prize” initiative.
Better integration of CICCC
has suggested November 23rd – no objection.
and received an invitation to attend Marstel site. Robin attended and reported
that Marstel site is all new and clean. Passed on Andrew Clifton’s query as to
whether Terminals has used the same criteria for bund design as has been used
at the Marstel facility (100% of the largest tank +10% of the second largest
tank + 90 minutes of fire-fighting water + 150mm freeboard. Could we have a
response at our next meeting.
any other committee members wanted to have a look around the Marstel site Tim
Gunning would be happy to have them tour the site.
to send an email on behalf of committee to thank Tim for his offer.
to send an email to Tim Gunning thanking him for the opportunity afforded to
CICCC members to inspect the Marstel facility.
Transport Routes for Pygas
has discussed the proposed route with the road tanker operator and can
confirm that the operator will use the Bolte Bridge route.
Geoff for pursing the road tanker operator.
Confirmation of 2006 Meeting Dates
Dates look good
ACTION Terminals will present
details of the Carcinogenic Licence at the December meeting.
ITEM 7: OTHER
ITEM 8: NEXT
NEXT MEETING: 8th
December, 205 Christmas Catering to be organised
meeting dates for 2006 – 16th February, 13th April,
10 August, 12 October, 14th December 2006.
MEETING CLOSED: 10:00 pm