Contaminated Sites

Contaminated Sites Knowledge Hub

Contaminated sites are a legacy of our past land use and activities. Land contamination has the potential to have adverse effects on people, property and the environment both within source sites and beyond their boundaries as a result of contaminant migration.  Our Land 2018 Report confirmed that the overall extent of land contamination in New Zealand is unknown.  It has been reported that nearly 20,000 sites nationwide have been identified as HAIL land. However regional councils have estimated that up to three times as many HAIL sites could be identified.

As land is increasingly developed in NZ, effective investigation, management and remediation of contaminated sites becomes equally increasingly important.

By its very nature, contaminated sites is an evolving area and as such one that necessitates continued work and review in relation to policy, regulatory controls and technical issues.

The intention for the contaminated sites knowledge hub is that it will become a forum for practitioners to share information and discuss developments in relation to technical and legal issues relating to contaminated sites and become involved in making a contribution to the development of related policy and regulation.

We encourage you to join the knowledge hub if you have an interest in contaminated sites, so that you can be kept up to date on developments and have an opportunity to contribute to discussions and RMLA submissions on related matters.

Contaminated Sites Knowledge Hub Leader:

Juliette Derry, Adderley Head

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