In 2011 WasteMINZ published a series of 5 fact sheets to assist members of the public who were planning to build, subdivide or undertake earthworks on land which was potentially contaminated. With the new National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health these fact sheets became out of date. A working group was set up to revise and update the fact sheets, which have now been completed resulting in 4 updated fact sheets. These fact sheets will be made available to all councils in pdf format to use as a first point of reference when dealing with contaminated land enquiries at the public counter, if they wish. We now seek your feedback and input into these updated fact sheets. We welcome feedback both on content and language.  

Consultation process

There will be a three week consultation period and feedback will be accepted by email or post (provided the Proposed Amendments and Response Form is completed).

Consultation on these modules commences on Monday the 4th of November and closes on Friday the 22nd of November. The former fact sheets, the updated fact sheets and the feedback form are available below.

The Contaminated Land Fact sheets  Technical Working Group (TWG) will review all feedback received during consultation and incorporate agreed feedback into the fact sheets, in readiness for publication.

Purpose and scope of the fact sheets

The aim of the fact sheets  is to provide guidance to landowners and property developers who may be contemplating earthworks, subdivision or changes to land use on potentially contaminated land. The fact sheets introduce the National Environmental Standard for assessing and managing contaminants in soil to protect human health, as well as the HAIL list.

Original Fact sheets

Fact sheet 1 – Are you undertaking any of the following activities – FINAL

Fact sheet 2 – Are you buying or selling a contaminated site – FINAL

Fact sheet 3 – Are you about to subdivide or change the land use of a contaminated site – FINAL

Fact sheet 4 – Are you carrying out earthworks on a contaminated site – FINAL

Fact sheet 5 – Are you interested in consent conditions for contaminated sites – FINAL

Your role

Please help make a positive difference in your sector: provide feedback on the Contaminated Land Fact sheets.

Revised Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet 1 Are you undertaking any of the following activities – FOR CONSULTATION

Fact Sheet 2 Are you buying or selling a contaminated site -FOR CONSULTATION

Fact Sheet 3 Are you about to subdivide or change the land use of a contaminated site- FOR CONSULTATION

Fact Sheet 4 Are you carrying out earthworks- FOR CONSULTATION

Proposed Amendments and Response Form for the Contaminated Land Fact sheets Consultation

 for further information or to submit your feedback  please email the response form to Jenny Marshall jenny@wasteminz.org.nz