Call for proposals: Community Attitudes to Biosolids Survey 2019-2020

In 2009-2010 the Australian & New Zealand Biosolids Partnership (ANZBP) commissioned a survey of Community Attitudes to the Use and Management of Biosolids. A decade has passed since that survey was undertaken and the ANZBP would like to conduct the survey for a second time. Key elements in the success of this project will be comparability of data to the first survey, alongside any improvements or changes that need to be made in the nature of the data collected.

The ANZBP is seeking proposals for the 2019-2020 survey from qualified contractors. The full request for tender document is available here. Proposals are due by COB Wednesday 21 August 2019.   Enquiries and proposals to abatstone@awa.asn.au.

Australian & New Zealand Biosolids Partnership

The Australian & New Zealand Biosolids Partnership (ANZBP) is a member based collaboration of utilities, consultants, academics and government bodies committed to the sustainable management of biosolids. Since its formation in 2007, the ANZBP has developed a diverse range of research products and tools to support the objectives of our Partnership members and to further the development of the sector as a whole. These materials are all available via this site, some available to all, others accessible by members only.

The ANZBP has developed this site to provide interested parties with factual information about biosolids, how they are produced, what is in them, how they might be used, their benefits and potential risks associated with their use. The ANZBP believes biosolids are a valuable product, and this website provides information that supports the application of biosolids to land and other appropriate uses.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand producer, processor, transporter or user of biosolids, or a consultant working in these areas, you can join the Partnership.


Our members’ only site offers a rich and diverse array of research and support materials to partnership members, ranging from technical research on odour, carbon and chemical contaminants through to communication and media tools to support community engagement.

Our most recent publications include:

  • Biosolids Production and Use data 2017
  • Assessment of Emergent Contaminants in Biosolids (Chemicals of Concern Report) 2017
  • Biosolids Literature Compendium 2016



Our public resources are freely available to enable all stakeholders in biosolids production and use to gain more insight into the processes that create biosolids and ensure their safe use in our communities. These include: