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A priority site is a site we issue with a clean up or pollution abatement notice. These notices are tools we use to make sure people clean up or manage pollution and waste.
Priority sites may have contaminated land and contaminated groundwater.
Priority sites’ contamination may pose a risk to human health or the environment. These sites’ condition means they’re no longer fit for their approved land uses without management or clean up.
To reduce risk to human health and the environment, priority sites require management such as:
- clean up
- site controls.
Priority Sites Register
The Priority Sites Register (PSR) is publicly available.
It doesn’t include:
- all contaminated sites in Victoria
- all contaminated sites we know about. For example, those subject to land use planning controls that local councils administer.
People who buy land should be aware of the above. It is their responsibility to check the condition of the land they buy.
We take sites off the PSR when they comply with their clean up or pollution abatement notices.
More information about the PSR
You can view the PSR with the Victoria Unearthed interactive map.
Contact us for further information about the PSR.
Reviewed 18 May 2020