Consultation extended for the draft Contaminated Land Sampling Design Guidelines

Following a number of requests, the EPA has extended the public consultation period for the draft Contaminated Land Sampling Design Guidelines until 5pm Sunday 29 November.

The guidelines assist contaminated land practitioners, site auditors, regulators, planning authorities, landholders, developers, and members of the public who have an interest in the assessment and management of contaminated land.

The guidelines have been updated in consultation with industry experts to better reflect modern scientific practices and sampling techniques. They help practitioners identify risks to human health and the environment in the design of appropriate sampling and analysis plans.

The guidelines are in two parts

  • Sampling Design – Part 1 Application
  • Sampling Design – Part 2 Interpretation

A copy of the guidelines and a submission form can be found on the  EPA consultation website.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact us at or call the Environment Line on 131 555.