We have heard the community’s concerns regarding our Sunshine North facility and want to keep you updated. This website has been created to keep the community of Sunshine North informed about the facility and act as a means for members of the community to provide feedback and post questions to AkzoNobel.
AkzoNobel is currently liaising with the EPA on its response to questions and concerns from the Sunshine North community about odors and noise coming from the facility. AkzoNobel is working closely with the EPA to conduct monitoring and testing, and action is being taken to resolve these issues. Attached is our Communications and Engagement Strategy. Our latest fact sheets and resources on these issues are available below.
AkzoNobel Odour Noise Timeline
Fact sheet noise - EN (April, 2021)
Fact sheet noise - VN (April, 2021)
Fact sheet odour - EN (April, 2021)
Fact sheet odour - VN (April, 2021)
Air Quality Monitoring at AkzoNobel
Ambient Air Quality Monitoring (VOCs) Report - March 2020
Ambient Air Quality Monitoring (VOCs) Report – April 2021
Ambient Air Quality Monitor (VOCs) Report – May 2021
Ambient Air Quality Monitoring (VOCs) Report – June 2021
Ambient Air Quality Monitoring (VOCs) Report – July 2021
Ambient Air Quality Monitoring (VOCs) Report – August 2021
Odour Monitoring Report – August 2021
Stack Testing Report - September 2021
Ambient Air Quality Monitoring (VOCs) Report – October 2021
Odour Monitoring Report – October 2021
Ambient Air Quality Monitoring (VOCs) Report – November 2021
Odour Monitoring Report – November 2021
Ambient Air Quality (VOCs) Report - December 2021
Odour Monitoring Report - December 2021
Ambient Air Quality (VOCs) Report – January 2022
Odour Monitoring Report - January 2022
Odour Emissions Assessment
Stack Testing Report – March 2022
Stack Testing Report – June 2022
Community Report Table – February 2023
Community Report Table - May 2023
AkzoNobel welcomed 30+ community members on site on Wednesday, 28th September, for the Sunshine North plant Open Day. This was an opportunity for the community to meet members of the AkzoNobel team, get updates and provide feedback on operations and measures to address odour and noise, and receive a tour of the facility. We would like to thank the community members who attended and contributed the respective inputs, feedbacks.
AkzoNobel and EPA has hosted various community forums to address concerns about odour and noise. The latest community forum #6 was organized in person on 31 May 2022 which has been opportunity to provide updates on the company’s plans and actions being taken to resolve the concerns and for community to raise points and have their questions addressed.
Speaker of forums have included:
- Peter Black (Hub Manager, Pacific & South Korea)
- Craig Whittaker (Site Manager, AkzoNobel Sunshine North)
- Dr Cameron McNaughton (Principal Air Quality Consultant, Golder Associates P/L)
- William Dalmau (Senior Acoustic Consultant, JTA)
- Matthew Lakey (Managing Director, ETS Emission Treatment Solutions)
- Stephen Lansdell (Western Metropolitan Regional Manager, EPA Victoria)
- Sam Sparks (Senior Environment Protection Officer)
- Jason Issa (Project Officer, Environmental Public Health Unit)
- Scott Thomson, Independent Facilitator
Recordings of all sessions, along with presentations, are available to download below.
We are grateful to community members who have taken the time to join these sessions.
We are committed to providing further updates on these issues and will post details of forthcoming forums on this page.
Welcome to the forum and AkzoNobel update/ discussion including Q&A
(about 39 minutes)
EPA Victoria Updates/Discussion including Q&A
(about 29 minutes)
Welcome to the forum and AkzoNobel update/discussion (about 49 minutes)
EPA Victoria update/discussion, follow up Q&A and closing (about 50 minutes
The introduction to the forum and overview of AkzoNobel operations (about 20 minutes)
Discussion of issues by AkzoNobel and some Q&A (about 22 minutes)
Independent Facilitator’s report
Discussion of issues by EPA and remaining Q&A (about 1 hr & 22 minutes)
Representation at forum and community feedback
Updates from Peter Black (Site Manager, AkzoNobel), Dr Cameron McNaughton (Principal Air Quality Consultant, Golder) and William Dalmau (Senior Acoustic Consultant, JTA)
Updates from Stephen Lansdell (Western Metropolitan Regional Manager, EPA) and Sam Sparks (Senior Environment Protection Officer, EPA)
About AkzoNobel Pty Limited
Akzo Nobel Pty Limited, located in Sunshine North, Victoria, Australia was founded in 1955. The facility employs 200 employees and holds a prominent position in the coatings industry in Australia today. We supply a comprehensive range of industrial coatings including coil coatings, powder coatings, protective coatings, packaging coatings, wood coatings and marine coatings.
Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as AkzoNobel, Taubmans and Courtaulds.
AkzoNobel Pty Limited is part of AkzoNobel group which is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, AkzoNobel is a pioneer in the coatings business, bringing surfaces to life for well over 200 years. We strive to provide our customers with the highest standard of products, services and support, and we are passionate about developing high-quality, sustainable solutions.
We welcome questions and comments from the community. Please get in touch via: 0393134555