Thank you to the Denman Community
Thank you to all local residents who attended the Community Information Session on Orica’s proposal or joined us for a Site Tour of the former Rosemount Winery site.
There was a high level of interest in the community about the proposed future use of the site and over 90 people came along to the consultation events to provide feedback.
We appreciate that you took the time to learn more about the proposal and share your local knowledge about the site and its surrounds.
We heard a range of views, particularly regarding:
- Traffic and transport;
- Hazard and emergency management;
- Environmental impacts including stormwater management; and
- Employment opportunities.
Orica is proposing to use the former Rosemount Winery Site as an ammonium nitrate distribution and storage facility. We would like to reiterate that Orica has no plans to relocate Kooragang Island facilities to the Denman site. There are no plans to move any other facilities to this site. Additionally, any further development on site will undergo the appropriate planning processes, which will include community consultation.
We thank you again for contributing your feedback and look forward to working with you in the future.
The proposal has already been on exhibition, with more than 20 people lodging submissions with Council during the exhibition period.
Council has provided Orica with a summary of issues arising from community submissions, and requested further information regarding the project.
Once Orica has addressed these issues and provided Council with the requested information, Council will evaluate the proposal. Orica understands that a decision will be made over the coming months.
For further information on the planning process, visit the Muswellbrook Shire Council website, www.muswellbrook.nsw.gov.au
Register for updates about planning for future use of the site by calling Andrew Walker on 4939 3839 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important to Orica that the community has opportunities to understand plans for the site and to provide feedback, so in addition to Council’s exhibition, Orica held community information events, including:
Drop-in Community Information Session
Date: Thursday, 2 February 2012
Time: Drop in any time between 3pm and 7pm
Venue: Denman Memorial Hall, Ogilvie Street, Denman
Date: Saturday, 4 February 2012
Time: 9am, 10am, 11am site tours
Venue: Former Rosemount Winery Site, Rosemount Road, Denman