UPDATE – May 2021
The Hunter Joint Organisation recently participated in a workshop facilitated by NSW DPIE to develop standardised conditions of development consent relating to contaminated land. The Hunter JO will continue to be involved in this process as both a stakeholder and key knowledge holder, having previously developed a Register of Contaminated Land Consent Conditions for the Hunter and Central Coast Region.
The Register of Contaminated Land Consent Conditions have seen successful widespread implementation throughout not only the region, but also throughout NSW. You can find our Register of Contaminated Land Consent Conditions within the link below.
Investigating and managing contamination through the Development Application (DA) Process is a primary means through which Councils meet their legislative responsibilities for identifying, evaluating and managing contaminated land under the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
To assist member Councils with this process the Hunter JO has developed a Register of Contaminated Land Consent Conditions which are available on our website at https://www.hccrems.com.au/product-category/compliance/.
This Register provides model “Requests for Information” and “Conditions of Development Consent” that can be used by Council staff when assessing and conditioning development applications involving contaminated land requirements. Its application can directly assist councils to ensure they act in “good faith” with their legislative obligations, and that remediation, validation, monitoring and ongoing management of contamination is completed in accordance with the requirements of the relevant legislation and standards.
To find out further information about our contaminated lands program, refer to our website here or contact Peter Brennan, Regional Program Manager (Contaminated Land), M: 0427 754 703