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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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.


Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) is a manufacturing company supplying Australian and overseas markets with agricultural fertilisers and industrial explosives. IPL currently operates a fertiliser storage and dispatch facility on Kooragang Island employing around 40 people.

IPL is proceeding with plans to develop a world class ammonium nitrate plant at its existing Kooragang Island industrial site (39 Heron Rd, Kooragang Island – Lot 3 on DP1117013). The plant will represent world's best practice in terms of safety and environmental performance.

The plant will meet growing demand from the NSW mining and agricultural sectors, plus create around 300 jobs and inject $100 million into the local Newcastle economy during construction.

The next step is to conduct a feasibility study (including obtaining all necessary regulatory approvals), which will be undertaken over the next 12 months.

News and Project Updates

  • PAC Meeting

    The Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) held its public meeting on Wednesday 29 October at Newcastle City Hall.  Commissioners Brian Gilligan and Allan Coutts heard from eighteen people representing individuals and groups.

    The PAC also met with Newcastle City Council, visited the IPL site and surrounding neighbourhoods.

    The PAC will now review all documentation including yesterday’s presentations and prepare a determination report.


    The Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) held its public meeting on Wednesday 29 October at Newcastle City Hall.  Commissioners Brian Gilligan and Allan Coutts heard from eighteen people representing individuals and groups.

    The PAC also met with Newcastle City Council, visited the IPL site and surrounding neighbourhoods.

    The PAC will now review all documentation including yesterday’s presentations and prepare a determination report.


    by Project Coordination 31 Oct 2014, 02:52 PM
  • PAC Meeting

    The Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) has announced that it will hold a public meeting into the IPL proposal for a new AN facility on Kooragang Island.  The meeting is scheduled for 3 PM Wednesday 29 October at Newcastle City Hall.

    For more information go www.pac.nsw.gov.au

     

    The Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) has announced that it will hold a public meeting into the IPL proposal for a new AN facility on Kooragang Island.  The meeting is scheduled for 3 PM Wednesday 29 October at Newcastle City Hall.

    For more information go www.pac.nsw.gov.au

     

    by Project Coordination 18 Sep 2014, 04:37 PM
  • Project Update

    The Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Report and Recommended Project Approval conditions are now available on the Department of Planning & Environment website and have been referred to the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) for determination. 

    The PAC will review the Assessment Report and set a date for a Public Meeting.

    To view the report go to www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au

     

     

    The Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Report and Recommended Project Approval conditions are now available on the Department of Planning & Environment website and have been referred to the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) for determination. 

    The PAC will review the Assessment Report and set a date for a Public Meeting.

    To view the report go to www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au

     

     

    by Project Coordination 06 Sep 2014, 07:59 AM
  • 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. 

    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. 

    by Project Coordination 01 Nov 2013, 02:43 PM
  • 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.

    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.

    by Project Coordinator 19 Nov 2012, 12:15 PM
  • 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.

    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.

    by Project Coordinator 27 Sep 2012, 12:02 PM
  • 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

    and

    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.

    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

    and

    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.

    by Project Coordinator 12 Sep 2012, 02:14 PM
  • 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.

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

     

    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.

    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.

     

    A key objective was to obtain data to enable comparisons between areas in close proximity to the proposed site, and a broader reference group (Newcastle residents some distance away from the project). Consequently, the sample strategy was designed such that key areas like Stockton and Fern Bay were treated as independent, reliable samples in their own right.

    The report summarises the methodology and key findings of the survey.

    Thank you to the Newcastle residents for their participation the survey.

    by Project Coordinator 12 Sep 2012, 01:12 PM
  • 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 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

       

    by Project Coordinator 30 Apr 2012, 12:20 PM
  • 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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    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.


    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.

    Members of the Community Liaison Group are: Paul Baird (Hunter Bird Observers Group), Jackie Braithwaite (Newcastle Port Corporation), Sharon Claydon (Ward One Councillor), Keith Craig (Stockton Community Action Group), Michael Doyle (IPL), Matthew Flugge (IPL),Tracey Frazer (Stockton Primary School), John Hayes (Correct Planning and Consultation for Mayfield Group), Kristen Keegan (Hunter Business Chamber), Alan McMaster (Stockton Newsagency), John Nella (Stockton Community Action Group), Jon Nuttall (Stockton Surfside Pastor), Sean Shotter (Shotters Law Firm) and Graham Woods (IPL).

    The Group is independently chaired by Colin Cowan, a former Cessnock City Council General Manager and an accredited mediator. An Independent Technical Expert has also been appointed to help members understand technical aspects of the proposed plant. 

    Further meetings will be held in the lead up to the submission of the Environmental Impact Statement, due around July 2012.

    Meeting Notes and IPL presentations will be posted under the library section of this site and community feedback is welcomed.

    by Project Coordinator 19 Mar 2012, 09:59 AM