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Priority sites

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 cleanup.

To reduce risk to human health and the environment, priority sites require management such as:

  • cleanup
  • monitoring
  • site controls.

Priority Sites Register

The Priority Sites Register (PSR) is publicly available.

Download the Priority Sites Register (PDF 241KB)

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 22 March 2021