Community Liaison Committee
A foundation of Orica's consultation process has been the Groundwater Community Liaison Committee (CLC), which was formed soon after the company's initial surveys identified the groundwater contamination problem.
Ian Colley is the independent Chair of the CLC.
The CLC is made up of a wide range of members from different backgrounds including technical experts, representatives from the local community and industry, environmental groups, local councils, state government agencies and other interested authorities.
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The CLC meets quarterly to discuss the progress of the Botany Groundwater Cleanup Project, Former ChlorAlkali Plant Mercury Soil Remediation Project, Southlands Remediation and Development Project and other emerging issues. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.
Orica issues a briefing paper to the CLC prior to each meeting to provide a summary of the above projects and the combined monitoring and progress report (Groundwater Cleanup Plan Progress Reports, published quarterly).
Orica presents an update on progress of the above projects at each CLC meeting.
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) also regularly presents at CLC meetings providing updates as the regulator.
All presentations to the CLC are uploaded on the website for the public to view under CLC Meeting Documents.
Orica publishes a quarterly newsletter that provides updates to the community and an overview of the progress of the projects followed by the CLC. The newsletter is distributed to 6,250 residents and businesses immediately surrounding the Botany Industrial Park. Copies are also made available at City of Botany Bay and Rockdale Councils as well as their libraries and community centres.
To help newcomers to the committee understand the complexity of regulating the Groundwater Treatment Plant (GTP), a chart that illustrates the different regulatory bodies and how they regulate the different phases of the GTP operation has been created. This chart also provides contact details of the different regulatory authorities. This chart will be updated as required.
Providing Feedback to the CLC
The CLC is interested to hear about what you think about its activities and achievements. If you have any feedback or have any suggestions or questions, please go to Feedback. Your feedback will be shared at the next quarterly meeting of the CLC.