Land and groundwater

Priority Sites Register


Priority sites are sites for which EPA has issued a clean up notice pursuant to section 62A or a pollution abatement notice pursuant to section 31A or 31B (relevant to land and/or groundwater) of the Environment Protection Act 1970.

The condition of these sites is not compatible with the current or approved use of the site without active management to reduce the risk to human health and the environment. Such management can include clean-up, monitoring and/or institutional controls.

LANDATA, 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.

14/570 Bourke Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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Website: https://www.landata.vic.gov.au/tpc 

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

224 Normanby Road
Southbank Victoria 3006
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For more information about any site listed on the Priority Sites Register contact us.

FAQs about the Priority Sites Register + Expand all Collapse all

  • What is the Priority Sites Register?

    EPA maintains the Priority Sites Register as a listing of all priority sites. The register is available to the public.

    The Priority Sites Register is not a listing of all contaminated sites in Victoria, nor is it a list of all contaminated sites of which EPA has knowledge.

    The Priority Sites Register does not list sites managed by voluntary agreements or sites subject to management by planning controls (for example sites managed in accordance with section 173 agreement under the Planning and Environment Act 1987). Land purchasers should be aware of these limitations and make their own enquiries.

  • What are priority sites?

    Priority sites are sites for which EPA has issued a clean-up notice pursuant to section 62A or a pollution abatement notice pursuant to section 31A or 31B (relevant to land and/or groundwater) of the Environment Protection Act 1970. Typically these are sites where pollution of land and/or groundwater presents an unacceptable risk to human health or to the environment.

    The condition of these sites is not compatible with the current or approved use of the site without active management to reduce the risk to human health and the environment. Such management can include clean-up, monitoring and/or institutional controls.

  • Who is on the Priority Sites Register?

    It is important to note that the Priority Sites Register is not a listing of all contaminated sites in Victoria, nor is it a list of all contaminated sites of which EPA has knowledge.

    A site is listed on the Priority Sites Register when EPA issues a clean-up notice or a pollution abatement notice (relevant to land and groundwater). A notice is a means by which EPA formalises requirements to manage and/or clean up pollution.

    Sites are removed from the Priority Sites Register once all conditions of a notice have been complied with and the site has been cleaned up to EPA’s satisfaction. This is formalised through a notice of revocation pursuant to section 60B of the Act.

    The Priority Sites Register does not list sites managed by voluntary agreements or sites subject to management by planning controls (for example sites managed in accordance with section 173 agreement under the Planning and Environment Act 1987). Land purchasers should be aware of these limitations and make their own enquiries.

  • Listing sites on the Priority Sites Register

    A site is listed on the Priority Sites Register when EPA issues a clean-up notice or a pollution abatement notice (relevant to land and groundwater). A notice is a means by which EPA formalises requirements to manage pollution.

    Notice conditions will often include a requirement that an environmental auditor, who is appointed under Part 1XD, section 53S(1) of the Environment Protection Act 1970, issues a certificate or statement of environmental audit for the site in accordance with Part 1XD of the Act.

  • Removing sites from the Priority Sites Register

    Sites are removed from the Priority Sites Register once all conditions of a notice have been complied with. This is formalised through a notice of revocation pursuant to section 60B of the Act.

Page last updated on 22 Nov 2016