Land and groundwater

Advice for planning authorities


Environment Protection Authority Victoria and the former Department of Sustainability and Environment (now Department of Environment. Land, Water and Planning) prepared a guidance document to assist responsible planning authorities in considering potential site contamination when preparing a planning scheme amendment or issuing a planning permit.

The Planning practice note: Potentially contaminated land (PDF 74KB) outlines key points from the Planning and Environment Act, Ministerial Direction No. 1 - Potentially Contaminated Land, and the State Environment Protection Policy (Prevention and Management of Contamination of Land) and describes how the environmental audit system can be used within the planning system.

Further information

LANDATA is an information broker specialising in providing convenient and low cost access to a wide range of site information, including aerial photography, survey information, historical plans and private title searches.

Anstat is a property information company, is the official publisher of legislation for Victorian Government and provides convenient and low cost online access to property information.

Additional information about any site listed on the Priority Sites Register is available from the EPA regional office relevant to the municipality in which the site is located.

Page last updated on 10 Jun 2015