The Environment Protection Authority and the State Planning Commission have prepared a draft Practice Direction to guide practitioners in the risk-based assessment of site contamination matters in the development assessment process.

Read the draft Practice Direction for Site Contamination Assessment (PDF, 372 KB)

The Practice Direction has been designed to work in conjunction with the Site Contamination General Policy and Referrals sections of the Planning and Design Code. Supporting amendments to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) Regulations 2017 will also occur prior to the formal commencement of the Code. Full integration of these three elements remains a work in progress. However, the draft Practice Direction contains the most critical information.

A Fact sheet guide (i.e. regulatory impact summary) is also available, which includes an assessment steps infographic.

You can provide feedback up until 28 February 2020. Options for submitting feedback are detailed at the bottom of the Code consultation page.