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Our mission

The mission of the Australian and New Zealand Biosolids Partnership is to support sustainable biosolids management.

ANZBP members consist of representatives from across the biosolids value chain including utilities, consultants, academics and government bodies, working together and committed to the sustainable management of biosolidsWe are committed to working together to create resources and form partnerships that help biosolids managers and users understand and respond effectively to the continuously changing social and regulatory environment.  

Strategic objectives:

  • Support engagement with the public and other stakeholders with respect to the sustainable management of biosolids in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Support the Australian and New Zealand biosolids industry on technical and regulatory policy matters.
  • Provide support services and information for members, the public and stakeholders.
  • Participate in an international network of parties interested in the sustainable management of biosolids.
  • Maintain a viable membership of interested parties to enable the ANZBP to deliver its objectives.

Key activities:

Improve knowledge around biosolids

    • Maintain a repository of accessible information on the ANZBP website.
    • Commission biosolids research to progress knowledge in the industry.
    • Provide information to media organisations interested in issues in biosolids management.
    • Develop our relationships with international biosolids organisations to share international knowledge and best practice with our membership.
    • Maintain and expand the ANZBP membership to engage more organisations in current biosolids news, research, collaboration and discussion.

Advocacy and communication

      • Inform key internal and external stakeholders about sustainable, beneficial use of biosolids
      • Represent the industry in the continued development of waste management and biosolids regulations at a state, national and international level.
      • Deliver a roadshow program for members and key sector stakeholders.
      • Drive the delivery of the biannual AWA/ANZBP Biosolids Conference.

Support members 

      • Communicate with members to provide support and share resources useful for progressing their work in sustainable biosolids use and give regular updates on key news and issues facing the industry.
      • Build on the ANZBP website to enhance user experience.
      • Provide (specific and limited) legal and technical support to the ANZBP Members.