Have your say on safety measures for ammonium nitrate storage facilities

The NSW Government is proposing safety measures that will strengthen the current regulation of ammonium nitrate storage. The measures would provide additional protections for workers and communities near ammonium nitrate storage facilities.

The NSW Government proposes to only licence facilities to store ammonium nitrate if they comply with standard separation distances from populated areas and infrastructure.

Give your feedback on:

  • mandatory separation distances for the storage of ammonium nitrate
  • suitable timeframes for ammonium nitrate storage facilities to implement the separation distances
  • potential community and industry benefits and disadvantages of the proposed changes.

This discussion paper has more details.

Tell us what you think

We want to hear from:

  • people working in the chemicals industry, especially if you store and handle chemicals
  • members of the public
  • representatives from government agencies, health or legal associations
  • peak industry bodies
  • community groups.

Your feedback will help us identify and understand any concerns you may have about the regulation of ammonium nitrate facilities.

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement is now closed. Thank you for participating. We are currently reviewing your feedback and are assessing the impacts of the proposal.

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Quick poll

Quick Poll

Do you support additional safety measures for ammonium nitrate storage?

This poll has concluded.

  • Yes
    30% (84 votes)
  • No
    70% (200 votes)
Total Votes: 284

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This survey has now concluded.

Other ways to have your say

Other ways to have your say

This engagement is now closed. We are currently reviewing your contribution.

If you are unable to access the online survey or upload a submission electronically, you can send us your submission in any written format. You can send via post to:

Ammonium Nitrate Consultation
Policy and Strategy, Better Regulation Division
NSW Department of Customer Service
92 - 100 Donnison Street

Submissions must be date-stamped no later than Thursday, 3 November 2022

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This engagement is now closed. Thank you for participating and sharing your feedback and comments.

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