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Inquiry Details

Northside Storage Tunnel - Scotts Creek Vent

The Hon Andy Manson MLC (ALP) represented the Hon Ron Dyer MLC (ALP) for the purposes of this Inquiry. Media Release announcing the commencement of the Inquiry:

Reference reported to the House 29 August 2000, 2nd Session, Minutes No. 58, Item 27. That General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5 inquire into and report on Sydney Water’s Northside Storage Tunnel, and in particular: In relation to venting of the Northside Storage Tunnel at Scotts Creek, the Committee consider and report on: a. the health and odour risks to the community, their scientific quantification and application of the Precautionary Principle; b. the ability for the vent to meet ambient air quality standards and licence requirements during operation under all circumstances; c. the roles and responsibilities of bodies accountable for community health impacts and monitoring and maintaining ambient air quality standards; d. the appropriateness, measurability and reliability of licence conditions associated with venting; and e. interim alternative options to venting at Scotts Creek. To consider and report on permanent alternative options to venting at Scotts Creek. To consider and report on the implementation of recommendations from previous parliamentary inquiries and reports on the Northside Storage Tunnel. That the Committee present a report by 8 September 2000.

That General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5 inquire into and report on Sydney Water’s Northside Storage Tunnel, and in particular: In relation to venting of the Northside Storage Tunnel at Scotts Creek, the Committee consider and report on: a. the health and odour risks to the community, their scientific quantification and application of the Precautionary Principle; b. the ability for the vent to meet ambient air quality standards and licence requirements during operation under all circumstances; c. the roles and responsibilities of bodies accountable for community health impacts and monitoring and maintaining ambient air quality standards; d. the appropriateness, measurability and reliability of licence conditions associated with venting; and e. interim alternative options to venting at Scotts Creek. To consider and report on permanent alternative options to venting at Scotts Creek. To consider and report on the implementation of recommendations from previous parliamentary inquiries and reports on the Northside Storage Tunnel. That the Committee present a report by 8 September 2000.


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