Approval to Transfer Responsibility for Remediation of a Site - Western Australia


You will need this approval if you intend to transfer responsibility for remediation of a contaminated site to another person.

Contamination, in relation to land, water or a site, is the presence of a substance that presents, or has the potential to present, a risk of harm to human health or the environment. Remediation of a contaminated site includes:

  • attempted restoration of the site
  • restriction or prohibition of access to, or use of, the site
  • removal, destruction, reduction, containment or dispersal of the substance
  • reduction or mitigation of the effect of the substance
  • protection of human health or the environment from the contamination.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • demonstrate the financial capacity of the person to whom responsibility is to be transferred by providing a statement of their financial capacity
  • provide a certificate of contamination audit for the relevant site.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Please contact the agency for more information.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Fact Sheet: Buying and Selling Contaminated Land - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Contaminated Sites Act 2003 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Contaminated Sites Regulations 2006 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Environmental Regulation

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.