Managing contaminated land
Duty to notify
There are new notification requirements to report events or changes in condition that relate to contaminated land or notifiable activities that have occurred or are occurring on land.
Those people who have a duty to notify include:
- an owner or occupier
- an auditor who has been commissioned to certify a CLID
- a local government
A suitably qualified person has a duty to notify their employer or potentially the administering authority of an event related to contaminated land that has occurred.
Where a suitably qualified person or another employee has notified an owner or occupier, the owner or occupier would then have a duty to notify.
Further information is contained in the Guideline: Duty to notify for contaminated land (PDF, 291KB)
- Complete the Template for giving written notice about duty to notify of environmental harm under s.320 of the EP Act (DOCX, 126KB)
- Complete the Template for giving written notice about a notifiable activity under s.320 of the EP Act (DOCX, 180KB).
- Phone the pollution hotline on 1300 130 372, select Option 2.
- Email PollutionHotline@des.qld.gov.au.
In this guide:
- General environmental duty
- Duty to notify
- Removals and changes to land registers
- Reconfiguring land
- Buying and selling contaminated land