Major Hazard Facilities
UPDATE: February 2012 – there are now 41 MHFs in NSW and 9 locally – down 1 on 2011. VOPAK SITE A at the DP World Terminal is no longer on the list.
Major Hazard Facilities (MHF) are facilities that have the potential to cause major accidents, where the consequences may rival natural disasters in terms of loss of life, injury, damage to property and disruption of activities affecting people at the workplace and the surrounding community and environment. There are 41Major Hazard Facilities (MHFs) in NSW and 9 of these are located on North Botany Bay in postcodes 2019 and 2036. This is by far the largest cluster in the State.
4 of the 10 are located on the DP World Terminal (part of the La Perouse Precinct of Randwick Council) across from La Perouse and Phillip Bay, 2 are located in Banksmeadow, 3 are located on the Botany Industrial Park(BIP). MHFs are facilities such as oil refineries, chemical processing plants, large chemical and gas storage depots and large chemical warehouses that have dangerous goods in amounts that exceed specified threshold quantities.
Operators of MHFs or potential MHFs have certain obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001, particularly in chapter 6B, which aims to reduce the risk of major accidents and minimise the consequences in the event of a major accident. Specific reference is made to ‘members of the public’ in Part 6B.2 Clause 17C and Part 6B.3, Clauses 175A, 175E.
For further information please see the MHF Guide 2008 and Conditions and Requirements document which support the Regulation and the 2010 Amendment to the OHS Regulation. MHFs are administered by Workcover. This is a link to Workcover’s Guidelines on Notification.
Keeping the Community informed about MHFs and the associated risks is an important part of the process.
LATEST INFORMATION FROM PLANNING NSW – February 2011 Major Hazards Planning
This is the list of MHFs in our area. Click on the name for details of the EPA Licence and further link is to website.
|Licence number||Accountable party||Location||Link to pdf|
|10698||ELGAS LTD||Port Botany||120305AuditElgasLPGCavern.pdf (191KB)|
|7494||HUNTSMAN CORPORATION AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED||Matraville||120308AuditHuntsman.pdf (674KB)|
|2148||ORICA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD||Matraville||120325AuditOrica2.pdf (302KB)|
|245||ORIGIN ENERGY LPG LIMITED||Port Botany||120314AuditOrigin.pdf (168KB)|
|10000||QENOS PTY LTD||Matraville||120316AuditQenosBotany.pdf (22KB)|
|464||QENOS PTY LTD||Port Botany||120312AuditQenosFriendship.pdf (144KB)|
|1255||SOLVAY INTEROX PTY LTD||Banksmeadow||120318AuditSolvay.pdf (179KB)|
|12485||UNITED INITIATORS PTY LIMITED||Banksmeadow||120323AuditUnited.pdf (167KB)|
|6007||VOPAK TERMINALS SYDNEY PTY LIMITED||Port Botany||120320AuditVopak1.pdf (615KB)|
|6581||VOPAK TERMINALS SYDNEY PTY LIMITED||Port Botany||120326AuditVopak2.pdf (614KB)|
DP WORLD TERMINAL (EPA Licence Details)
Vopak (Port Botany 49 Friendship Road) NOTE this is no longer listed as an MHF
BANKSMEADOW (EPA Licence Details)
Botany Industrial Park (BIP) (EPA Licence Details) Link to 2011 Information Booklet produced by BIP P/L