Compliance Overview

Compliance Framework
Compliance Driver Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 (NSW)
Classification Level 2
University-wide requirement. Lower impacts.
Associated Legislation
Associated Standards None
Associated Codes None
Associated Information None
Return to Top Administrative Information
Administrative Body NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
Administrative Name Local Office
Administrative Address Physical Address
85 Faulkner Street
Armidale NSW
Australia, 2350
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 494
Armidale NSW
Australia, 2350
Administrative Phone 131 555
06 6773 7000
Administrative Email
Administrative Website
Return to Top General Introduction
VC Compliance Delegate Jo Scanlan, Chief Operating Officer
Compliance Coordinator Steven Ward, Director Estate and Built Environment
Business Units Impacted
  • Estate and Built Environment
  • Rural Properties
Overview The Act promotes the better management of contaminated land, and establishes a process for the EPA to identify, investigate and (where appropriate) order the remediation of land if the EPA considers the land to be significantly contaminated. "Contaminated land" is legally defined as land where a substance is present at a concentration higher than is normally found on land in the same area, where that substance presents a risk of harm to human health or the environment. It includes land where contamination has migrated onto it from another site. As the owner of existing land holdings and possible future land acquisitions, the University is exposed to possible investigation and remediation orders.

Local councils deal with contamination that does not pose an unacceptable risk under the current or approved use of the land, through their planning and development framework.

Compliance Obligations

Return to Top Comply with legislation
Description Compliance with legislation, including Regulations made under the Act.
Impacts Under s12(1) where the University has control of the land the NSW EPA may undertake an investigation or remediation order under the Act. The University must comply with any order on the basis it has control of the land
Responsible Manager Bradley Nixon, Associate Director Operational Services
Coordinating Officer Suzannah Mitchell, Environmental Sustainability Manager
Coordinating Unit Estate and Built Environment
Oversight Committee/Group FMS Compliance Coordinator
Business Units Impacted
  • Estate and Built Environment
Obligation Framework
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standard None
Associated Code None
Associated Information None
Management Tools
Rule None
Policy None
Procedure None
Guideline None
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