AkzoNobel Sunshine North Community Hub

As a longstanding member of Sunshine North, we care about our place in the community and want to be a good neighbour. The safety and well-being of our employees and neighbouring residents are our top priorities.

Facility updates

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.

Download materials

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


Community Forums

The next coming Community Forum #6  is scheduled for 6:15 PM on Tuesday, 31st May 2022. Pending any further COVID-19 or other surprises, this Forum will be held in person at St. Albans Community Centre, 33 Princess Street, St Albans. Flyers (in English and Vietnamese) will be distributed to local residents and we’ll be placing ads in the local newspaper.

Please kindly RSVP by 30th May 2022 via: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WPGBN23 or by phone: 0432 218 681

Please note that COVID-19 restrictions may apply and if so, all attendees will be required to comply.

AkzoNobel and EPA Victoria hosted various community forums on 4 March31 March15 July, 26 October, 2021 and 16 February 2022, to address concerns about odour and noise. The forums have been an opportunity to provide updates on the company’s plans and actions being taken to resolve the concerns and for the community to raise points and have their questions addressed.

Speakers of the forums have included:

  • Peter Black (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.

Recordings of the community forum on 16 February 2022 are provided below

Welcome to the forum and AkzoNobel update/ discussion including Q&A
(about 39 minutes)

AkzoNobel Presentation

EPA Victoria Updates/Discussion including Q&A
(about 29 minutes)

EPA Presentation

Independent Report of Outputs


Recordings of the community forum on 26 October 2021 are provided below

Welcome to the forum and AkzoNobel update/ discussion
(about 29 minutes)

AkzoNobel Presentation

EPA Victoria Updates/Discussion
(about 28 minutes)

EPA Presentation

Q&A and closing
(about 33 minutes)

Independent Report of Outputs


Recordings of the community forum on 15 July 2021 are provided below

Welcome to the forum and AkzoNobel update/discussion (about 49 minutes)

AkzoNobel Presentation

EPA Victoria update/discussion, follow up Q&A and closing (about 50 minutes

EPA Presentation

Independent Report of Outputs


Recordings of the community forum on 4 March 2021 are provided below

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)


AkzoNobel Community Forum 31/3/21

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)

Independent Report of Outputs


Previous fact sheets

Fact sheet noise - EN 

Fact sheet noise - VN

Fact sheet odour - EN

Fact sheet odour - VN


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.


Contact details

We welcome questions and comments from the community. Please get in touch via: 0393134555