On Friday 17 November 2000, the Committee resolved to extend the reporting date
for the inquiry from Monday 4 December 2000 to Friday 29 June 2001. On Friday
17 November 2000, the Committee also resolved to advertise calling for
submissions on the terms of reference in February 2001.
The Sydney Water Biosolids Handling and Transport Strategy as well as the
Options Assessment and Community Comment document can be found at the following
That General Purpose Standing Committee No 5 inquire into and report on Sydney
Water's biosolids strategy, and in particular:
evaluate the options presented for public consultation;
examine the scope the selected options provide for decentralisation and
devoluming of the system;
examine the consultation process to determine its integrity;
evaluate the implementation of recommendations relating to the treatment of
biosolids from previous parliamentary inquiries and reports on Sydney Water;
evaluate whether the biosolids strategy is consistent with the consent
conditions imposed on the Northside Storage Tunnel by the Department of Urban
Affairs and Planning; and
consider Sydney Water's options for a biosolids strategy for North Head.
That the Committee present a report by 4 December 2000.