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Public comment on an explanation of intended effect for a new Remediation of Land SEPP and draft planning guidelines has now closed.

The Department is currently collating the submissions that were received during the exhibition which ran from 31 January to 13 April 2018.

Proposed new SEPP

For almost 20 years the State Environmental Planning Policy for the Remediation of Land, SEPP 55, and Contaminated Land Planning Guidelines, have provided the planning framework for the management of contaminated land in NSW.

The new SEPP is part of a review program by the NSW Government.

It is proposed the new land remediation SEPP will:

  • provide a state-wide planning framework for the remediation of land
  • require consent authorities to consider the potential for land to be contaminated when determining development applications
  • clearly list the remediation works that require development consent
  • introduce certification and operational requirements for remediation works that can be undertaken without development consent.

It is also proposed that it will transfer the requirements to consider contamination when rezoning land to a direction under Section 9.1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

More Information

For more information on the proposed new Remediation of Land SEPP:

Page last updated: 16/04/2018