Hastings Terminal Expansion

Project details: 

APP’s planning team in Victoria (formerly The Planning Group) has been providing planning expertise to United Petroleum and ICD since 2013 for the Hastings Terminal site.  The initial engagement involved liaising with various Government agencies and authorities to confirm the residential buffer distance required for an expansion of the existing terminal facilities to allow for the proposed installation of two new 25 million litre storage tanks. 

A number of expert reports were required to accompany the planning permit application including a Risk Assessment, Coastal Vulnerability Assessment, Drainage Assessment, Flora & Fauna Assessment and Cultural Heritage Management Plan.  APP finalised their report and lodged the application with Council, with the outcome that no objections were received and the planning permit issued.

Post-issuing of the permit United Petroleum engaged Decmil in QLD and ICD in Sydney to design and construct the two new tanks, bunding and other associated works, while APP was appointed to ensure compliance with all the conditions of the planning permit prior to commencing construction works.  This included endorsement of plans, securing vegetation offsets, site environmental management plan approval, acid sulphate soil assessment and a management plan approval.

Through APP’s strong relationships with agencies such as Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Melbourne Water, EPA and DELWP, the complex array of approvals required prior to construction of the two tanks was achieved in a timely manner.

With the approval in place for the Stage 1 expansion, United Petroleum re-engaged APP to obtain a planning permit for their $5.6M Stage 2 expansion. Stage 2 involved the proposed development of 4 buildings with associated car parking, a 14-bay truck parking area and an unmanned truck refuelling bowser, associated canopy and signage.

Expert reports accompanied the APP planning permit application, including a Traffic Engineering Assessment, Flora and Fauna Assessment, Coastal Vulnerability Assessment, Hydrologic and Hydraulic Assessment and a Cultural Heritage Management Plan. Notification of the application was carried out and no objections received, resulting in Council issuing a planning permit for the proposed development.

Project summary: 

  • Client:  United Petroleum
  • Value: $22.6M
  • Services:  Planning approvals
  • Sector:  Industrial
  • Location: Mornington Peninsula, VIC