Contaminated land

The EPA regulates the investigation, remediation, and ongoing monitoring of contaminated land to protect human health and the environment.

The EPA regulates the investigation, remediation, and ongoing monitoring of contaminated land to protect human health and the environment. Contamination may threaten human health and the environment, limit land use or increase development costs. Contaminated land is typically grouped in areas that have been used for industrial or agricultural activities, or individual sites that store chemicals, such as service stations and dry cleaners.

The management framework for contaminated land in NSW broadly consists of two tiers

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Review of the Procedural Guide

Download the Review of the EPA's Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 Procedural Guide (PDF 226KB), prepared by Emeritus Professor Chris Fell AM & Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder AO.