Why the Support is Provided?
This service is provided to advise on procedures under the Environmental Protection Act 1994.
This is to:
identify contaminated land in Queensland
maintain the environmental management and contaminated land registers
prevent further contamination of land in Queensland
enable assessment and, if necessary, remediation of contaminated land to ensure the land does not present a hazard to human health or the environment.
What Support is Provided?
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection provides information to government, industry and the community on the Environmental Protection Act 1994.
The EMR and CLR are public access registers and members of the public can search and obtain extracts from the EMR/CLR on payment of a prescribed fee.
The Registers also provide information for land purchasers who search the Registers during the land conveyancing process.
A computer link to the Register is available via the State Government Centre for Information Technology and Communication (CITEC) and SmartService Queensland, https://products.ehp.qld.gov.au/shopping/home
The Department's Waste & Land Contamination Assessments Team provides technical advice on the assessment and remediation of contaminated land, including the stages of site investigation, remediation and management and the assessment of development applications. In addition to providing advisory services relating to technical matters, the Department also provides advice on legislative responsibilities and on administrative procedures relating to contaminated land management.