Contaminated land

What to do if land is contaminated, how we deal with it and prevent it, and the current list of notified sites.

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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