Contaminated Sites Committee

We make decisions when there is disagreement about clean up and remediation responsibilities and classifications of contaminated sites.
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What we do

We are an independent statutory administrative tribunal established under Section 33 of the Contaminated Sites Act 2003 and appointed by the Minister for Environment.

We determine:

  • ​appeals against site classifications and investigation or clean up notices given by the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
  • responsibility for remediation of contaminated sites
  • responsibility for remediation to facilitate recovery of State costs incurred at orphan sites
  • whether to cancel, amend or transfer exemption certificates.