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IPL Kooragang

IPL Kooragang

Welcome to Incitec Pivot Limited's (IPL) Kooragang Island website and online community forum. This site is for people interested in our feasibility study into the construction of a world-class ammonium nitrate plant on our existing Kooragang Island industrial site.

As part of our role to listen and respond to the community and other key stakeholders, we invite all interested parties to register online and join the conversation.

By registering, people can receive information regarding the feasibility process, news and project updates, plus post questions to IPL's project team and participate in an online discussion forum.

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News and Project Updates

Response to Submissions report submitted to Department of Planning and Infrastructure

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was prepared in accordance with NSW legislation and placed on public exhibition between 12 September 2012 and 29 October 2012.

IPL undertook extensive consultation with key stakeholders and the community throughout the development of the EIS. 

IPL has prepared a Response to Submissions report which responds to and addresses the submissions received during the public exhibition.

IPL has submitted the Response to Submissions report to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DP&I) and it has been placed on the Department’s website.  Click on the following link http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=4986 to see the full report.

 The DP&I will now assess the EIS and the Response to Submissions Report and the Director General of the DP&I will prepare an assessment report for the project, taking into account comments received in the submissions from relevant Government agencies, stakeholders and members of the community. The Director General will submit his report and recommendation to the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) for determination. 

Project Update

The public exhibition of the Environmental Impact Statement has now closed.

In accordance with the NSW Planning legislation, IPL will now review the submissions and prepare a response to all issues raised and submit it to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DP&I). The DP&I will then make an assessment and refer it to the Planning Assessment Commission who will make a determination on the project.  This is expected to be in early 2013.

Incitec Pivot Defers Development of Ammonium Nitrate Plant at Newcastle, New South Wales

Incitec Pivot Limited today announced it had suspended its feasibility study on the development of an ammonium nitrate manufacturing complex at its Kooragang Island Site in Newcastle, New South Wales.

The decision on whether to proceed with the development has been deferred for at least two years, reflecting the anticipated reduction in demand for ammonium nitrate and the high cost of construction in Australia. At this time, the project has not met IPL’s strict financial hurdles.

IPL will continue to seek regulatory approval and the Environmental Impact Statement will continue with the public exhibition process and conclude on 29 October 2012.

IPL will continue to keep the community informed as the company moves to seek final determination of the planning approval from NSW Government in early 2013.

Environmental Impact Statement on Public Exhibition

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Community feedback is now being sought on Incitec Pivot Limited’s Environmental Impact Assessment, as part of its proposal to build a new ammonium nitrate manufacturing facility on the existing industrial site at Kooragang Island.

Community members are invited to attend Community Information Sessions:

Thursday 20th September, 1-4pm and 6-8pm

Stockton Senior Citizens Centre: 76 Mitchell St, Stockton

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Saturday 22nd September, 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

Mayfield Senior Citizens Centre: Hanbury St Mayfield

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is on public exhibition from Wednesday 12 September to Monday 29 October 2012. The full EIS and the summary document can be viewed on this website.

To make a submission, visit http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/page/on-exhibition/ . Your submission must reach the Department of Planning and Infrastructure by Monday 29 October 2012.

Incitec Pivot's Community Survey

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Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) engaged Coakes Consulting to undertake a random phone survey of Newcastle residents in April 2012, in order to measure

  • Awareness and knowledge of the company and its activities
  • Community attitudes towards IPL
  • Concerns and perceptions regarding potential impacts (positive and negative) of IPL’s proposed development project
  • Preferences in relation to the information content, frequency, and methods of communication between IPL and residents.
 

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Call for Local Suppliers and Contractors

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IPL is seeking the interest of local suppliers and contractors who would like to be considered for the project. 

For further detail, please refer to the ICN webpage to register your interest.  

http://gateway.icn.org.au/project/2890/incitec-pivot-ammonia-nitrate-plant-kooragang-island?psid=1335134958

   

IPL's Community Liaison Group

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Members of the recently established Incitec Pivot Limited – Community Liaison Group (IPL – CLG) have met for the first time in Stockton on Tuesday 6 March, 2012.

As part of IPL’s ongoing commitment to community consultation, the group was formed to provide community representatives the opportunity to increase their understanding of IPL’s proposal to construct an ammonium nitrate plant on Kooragang Island and to raise concerns and feedback directly, on behalf of the community, with IPL management.

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Local radio (1233) coverage on Incitec Pivot Limited

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Recent local ABC radio (1233) and website coverage of Incitec Pivot Limited’s ( IPL) feasibility study into building a world class ‘ammonium nitrate’ plant on its existing Kooragang Island industrial site referred to the proposal as an ‘ammonium plant’.

IPL’s proposed facility does not include an ammonia manufacturing operation; ammonia will be imported on-site via ship, and converted into ammonium nitrate.

ABC also reported on IPL’s Preliminary Environmental Assessment (PEA), which included that the ‘Hunter River will act as a natural barrier to mitigate any ill effects on Stockton”. Local residents have raised valid concerns regarding IPL’s PEA statement on the Hunter River acting as a natural barrier following recent events at Kooragang Island.

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IPL has selected Tecnicas Reunidas to undertake a front end engineering design (FEED) study.

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Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) recently announced a feasibility study into the construction of a state-of-the-art ammonium nitrate manufacturing plant on Kooragang Island, Newcastle.

As part of the feasibility study, IPL has selected Tecnicas Reunidas (TR) to undertake a front end engineering design (FEED) study.

IPL has chosen TR for its “know how” and technology in relation to ammonium nitrate and nitric acid, licensed by its 100% subsidiary company ESPINDESA.

TR is one of the leading international engineering and construction companies for oil and gas production, refining and petrochemicals and power generation projects.

The feasibility study is expected to be concluded in the fourth quarter of calendar 2012.

In keeping with the Company’s commitment to consultation and cooperation, community members and stakeholders will be involved throughout the feasibility process. No decision has been made to proceed with construction of the plant, which will only proceed on meeting IPL’s strict financial hurdles, firm customer commitments and regulatory approvals.

State Significant Development – Director General’s Requirements (DGRs)

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Director General’s Requirements (DGRs) have been issued for IPL’s proposed ammonium nitrate/nitric acid plant on Kooragang Island. Prepared by the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure in consultation with relevant government agencies, the DRGs outline the key requirements and issues that IPL must address in its Environmental Impact Statement. One such key requirement is to assess the potential hazards and risks, including the cumulative risks, associated with the proposed development.

The DGRs are available to download by clicking on the library tab and selecting Director General’s Requirements.



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