Geelong community information

Geelong community information

Community Safety Information 

Advice for neighbours of Incitec Pivot Fertilisers Geelong Manufacturing and Primary Distribution Centre.

This communication has been prepared by IPL to provide information to those who live or work near the Incitec Pivot Fertilisers site at 2 – 40 Seabreeze Parade, North Shore.

Incitec Pivot Fertilisers Geelong is located at 2 – 40 Seabreeze Parade, North Shore. Its primary function is to manufacture single super phosphate (SSP) fertiliser and to store, blend, bag and despatch both liquid and granulated fertilisers. However, the site does also import, store and despatched both sulphuric acid and fluorosilicic acid. 

The site employs approximately 60 permanent employees and up to 60 contractors on a mixture of day work and shift work. The manufacturing business operates 24 hours a day, and the distribution business day shift only, with peak periods pending customer requirements.

Our Safety and Environmental Framework

All IPL sites operate under a strict framework of federal, state and local government safety and environmental regulations. The company has procedures and controls in place to meet or exceed all regulatory requirements. At Geelong, Incitec Pivot Fertilisers operates according to a prescribed Safety Management System which is designed to meet the requirements of OH & S legislation. The site is licensed by the Victoria Environmental Protection Agency.  The site has robust plans ready to be put into action to manage a range of possible emergencies, including a chemical release or fire. 

Our emergency plans have been developed in conjunction with emergency service agencies such as Fire Rescue Victoria.

Emergency Response

Once activated, the detailed site emergency plans will guide IPL's immediate response to any incident, which may include advising neighbours if necessary. Minimising the potential for impact in the community is a key part of the plans, which will cover potential incidents including fire, gas release, chemical spill or leak, bomb threat and natural disaster. In an extreme circumstance, the site and possibly the surrounding area may be evacuated.

Community Contacting IPL

If you have any immediate concerns about the safety or environmental matters, we encourage to call the Operations on the details below. 

Email: Geelong Community Contact

Phone: (03) 5279 4137

If your issue is not urgent, use the contact form here.