ITEM 1. WELCOME
BY THE CHAIR
Michael Frost, Ian Butterworth and Richard Marks
ITEM 2. APOLOGIES
Margaret Donnan, Carlo Fasolino, Chris Watts, Paul Hayward,
ITEM 3. CONFIRMATION
OF DRAFT AGENDA
ITEM 4. AGENDA
Ian: Ian presented two hand outs at the meeting. The first was an extract
from a report to Council referring to the truck
curfews on Francis Street and Somerville
Road, and subsequent Truck Traffic Counts around
the Francis Street – Somerville Road area. The
second was an extract from the Maribyrnong Integrated
Transport Strategy – Freight Actions. Ian also tabled
a full copy of “Moving Forward – Maribyrnong Integrated Transport Strategy”
stated that council adopted an advocacy role whereby trying to sustain economic
growth whilst at the same time attempting to protect other users of the area
such as the residents, retailers, schools, etc.
also made everyone aware of the other groups that have an impact on the results
of the integrated transport strategy such as:
Working Group, chaired by Bruce Mildenhall, MP (success with trailer parks and
Reference Group, chaired by Cr Janet Rice and Cr MacDonald, recently ran a
freight forum attended by 60 people
Truck Operations Committee and the Victorian Road Freight Advisory Council (provides
advice to VicRoads).
referred to the newly released “Linking Melbourne — Metropolitan
Transport Plan” which can be found on the Department of Infrastructure
website (www.doi.vic.gov.au), which
emphasizes the importance of port and freight movement (see Section 4).
if report looked into origin of freight transport as he suspected 60-70% would
be port related down Whitehall Street.
Ian aware that Footscray Road was not shown on map and that it is a huge truck
Ian for his presentation and said committee was looking for an overview of the
results of integrated reports.
whether government or Port Authority have encouraged transport by rail. Ian
answered currently 30% transport by rail with government raising target to 40%.
infrastructure into route out of Footscray by rail was required as presently
limited to 2 tracks.
Ian for all information and thanked him for attendance.
ITEM 5: AGENDA
FROM AGENCIES AND TERMINALS
by Quentin Cooke
Richard Marks. Richard nominated to be new client manager for Terminals Pty
Ltd. Quentin now Group Leader for West Metropolitan Area.
Richard to CICCC meetings.
formed to develop trunk sewer on Coode Island.
Street issue – Planning Permit, VCAT appeal.
a letter from the Mayor of the City of Maribyrnong to the Minister for
Planning, The Hon. Mary Delahunty MP expressing the council’s concern
about the decision to call in this appeal regarding the proposed development.
Theo also tabled the Terms of Reference for the VCAT Advisory Committee.
(Subsequent to the meeting, the Advisory Committee has been appointed, with
Kathy Mitchell (Chair), Ken McNamarra and Ian Potts (Members))
99 Moreland Street raised the concern of bringing more intense development
closer to storage site. Buffer distances are an issue, and would Theo or
Colleen be able to advise how the matter came to council with no consultation
with the CICCC?.
against eh development due to proximity to site.
point of view agrees with the need for a buffer. The Port of Melbourne
Authority was conducting a buffer study. It is not primarily a safety issue
but noise and smells would restrict operability of business to development.
Not an appropriate development so close to port.
was not abreast of information which he felt was a failure of City of
Maribyrnong. CICCC would like to be alerted of issues in the future.
close for planning notice?
metre contour has been cited in the past as a buffer for residential areas, and
would be logical.
such thing as absolute safety for anything. Houses slowly encroaching on Port.
that Carlo had access to a copy of the Fremantle Port Study and would ask him to
bring along to next meeting for discussion.
groups have been asking for buffer zones for a long while without any success,
now the Chemical industry are asking for buffer zones because of this
has taken this event to shake loose the studies into buffer zones. Need to
embrace all the precincts of the port not just Coode Island. What the land
adjoining the port can be used for ensuring an appropriate buffer between Coode
Island and sensitive uses.
the Coode Island Report of 02/04/03 made reference to buffer zones.
view to 99 Moreland Street – concerns with site as it was an old gas
works site, highly contaminated land. Not appropriate development close to
opinion case by case consideration of side by side development.
was council to do if responsible authorities will not make an objection.
advise will EPA be giving to advisory committee. Has EPA already started to
prepare issues. Does EPA intend to submit to advisory committee evidence of
“as of right” use of land. Zoning not appropriate.
needs to put case where EPA puts that it is an inappropriate development.
density around Coode Island – people per hectare around the clock.
Altona population density controls around industry the only industry in state
to do so.
studies to be initiated regarding risks. Is EPA going to firmly come out to
advisory committee regarding position of EPA.
to be put on public submission to allow comment.
to the advisory committee regarding processes we would like to see put into
20 – 8 weeks after the last hearing. Short amount of time – a real
concern. Studies required before submission.
data in relation to buffer zones. Would this information come into framework
when conducting studies?
of the “big bang” effect of QRA rather than morbidity rate.
to amenity issues – smells and noise. Issue Victorian WorkSafe Authority
– hazard and risk associated with industry. Further technical studies
need to be done.
Deborah: EPA does have a
duty to speak up.
able to say poor planning and inappropriate position.
needs to make a strong comment to Advisory Council.
to Advisory Committee outlining our concerns about process as well as issues.
Committee should seek expert reports to be made public and allow time to
respond to reports.
Robin to write to committee
with the advisory committee is it is not known who is on committee format and
who they are to receive submissions from.
to put something in first – not a good process.
Force 1998 vague reference to buffer zone.
to committee seeking to know process. Need studies to assess risks. Need to
see output of study. Reply by mid January 2005.
Robin to write to committee
by George Horman
overview of recent events
Kaneb have been taken over by Volero
Energy. Largest refiner of crude oil in USA. Valero LP are taking over
Kaneb 25% and the rest in public ownership.
- 2. Further 3 month extension East side close 31st
- 3. Demolition tender has gone out to contractors end of January
2005. Dig and remove – presentation at next meeting. Independent
auditor to convince EPA that Terminals has fully remediated land for
- 4. Marstell are due to commission plant January 2005, liquid
free 28th February, 2005. One more month extension possible
if required. Peter La Rose stated not able to get a straight answer
- 5. EIP 4 year Environment Improvement Plan to be presented at
the next meeting, along with other unfinished business on the agenda.
- 6. The relocation of nine tanks from the West Side to the
East Side went smoothly, and reconstruction of the tanks is going
Present remediation plan next meeting.
6: AGENDA ITEM 11
3RD FEBRUARY, 2005 AND MAY ADJUST
24TH FEBRUARY, 2005 MEETING.
MEETING CLOSED: 9.00pm
Next meeting: 3rd
24th February, 2005