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The statutory review of the Contaminated Sites Act 2003 is complete. The Environment Minister tabled a report on the review in Parliament on February 24 2015.

See the Minister's media statement.

As part of its response to the review, DWER has revised and updated its contaminated sites guidelines and fact sheets As well as improvements to processes, the guidelines incorporate updates in response to the variation of the National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure 1999 (NEPM).


Table 1. Consultation process

1 Release consultation paper Complete
2 Public consultation (12 weeks) Complete
3 Review, analyse public comments Complete
4 Release discussion paper Complete
5 Further public consultation (12 weeks) Complete
6 Review, analyse public comments Complete
7 Review report (recommending changes) to Minister Complete
8 Review report tabled in Parliament 24 February 2015