Public land portfolios may include sites where historic activities have contaminated the land. Public land managers have obligations to ensure any human health and environmental risks associated with land contamination are appropriately managed.
This information is for public authorities (for example, local councils or state government agencies) and public corporations who are responsible for managing public land.
Procedures for identifying and managing contaminated land
A broad set of model procedures has been developed for identifying and managing contaminated land. This allows public land managers to manage contaminated land while incorporating their own compliance needs, objectives, procedures, and commercial drivers.
The procedures consist of
- a decision tree (PDF 182KB) that highlights key decision points, stages of management, and resources available
- resource sheets that detail key considerations for a land manager at each stage in the management process, legislative obligations, guidelines, and other tools.