Welcome to the Contaminated Sites
Law & Policy DirectorY
The Contaminated Sites Law & Policy Directory is a single source for information about the legal framework surrounding a complex, 21st century issue. Legal advisors, policy-makers, industries, academics and anyone with an interest in contaminated sites will benefit from this unique legal resource.
The information provided is the result of a comprehensive analysis of the regulatory processes, and responsibility allocation, relating to contaminated sites.
Delivered via the use of a standard template to enable comparison between jurisdictions, the summaries are designed to provide the reader with a clear understanding of the legislation, guidelines and other documentation and government policies that underlie the approaches taken by authorities in addressing the issue of contaminated sites management. The summaries will be reviewed for currency on an annual basis.
Whilst initially providing information pertaining to Australia, the website is evolving to include selected jurisdictions in the EU, US, Canada and the Asia Pacific region.
Use of this Directory is currently free however it is necessary to firstly register as a user and then enter via the Login.
An example of the information provided in each jurisdiction summary can be found in Table of Contents for National (Australia).
This site has been established by the Co-operative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) to deliver the outcomes of research projects focused on legal, policy and social aspects of the increasingly serious and complex issue of site contamination.
The research and this site have been funded under the Australian Government’s Co-operative Research Centre initiative which encourages industry and government collaboration in research with significant financial contributions being made by the Commonwealth Government and Industry stakeholders.