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The Queensland Government is now in caretaker mode until after the state election. Minimal updates will be made to this site until after the election results are declared.

Managing contaminated land

On 30 September 2015, the way contaminated land is managed and assessed in Queensland changed. Read more.

We are responsible for making sure that contaminated sites, including sites that have been used for activities that are likely to cause contamination, are managed in a way that protects public health and the environment in Queensland.

We do this by:

  • Administering the land registers; the Environmental Management Register (EMR) and the Contaminated Land Register (CLR). This includes adding, removing or amending details about land on the registers.
  • Assessing site management plans for contaminated land
  • Assessing disposal permit applications for contaminated soil
  • Appointing appropriate auditors for contaminated land and conducting quality assurance of auditor performance
  • Responding to pollution incidents or notifications related to contaminated land
  • Providing guidance about the regulation of contaminated land to local government, industry, and the community.

This guide explains how to meet your environmental duties and obligations when dealing with contaminated land. It also explains how to buy, sell, reconfigure and remove property listed on the land registers.

Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0)
Last updated
30 September 2015
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