Why it matters

Sampling design guidelines for contaminated land

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has produced new guidelines for sampling undertaken in the assessment of contaminated land. The new sampling design guidelines have replaced the previous 1995 sampling design guidelines.

The EPA’s contaminated land guidelines support and build on the nationally consistent approach set out in the National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure 1999, to further strengthen contaminated land management by reflecting current industry best practice.

Sampling design guidelines

Thank you for your feedback on the new sampling design guidelines.

The EPA consulted with contaminated land practitioners, site auditors, regulators, planning authorities, landholders, developers and the community. We sought your feedback on the guidelines between 21 September - 29 November 2020 to make sure the new guidelines are easy to use, achieve their purpose and contain up to date and relevant information.

Consultation is now closed

Public consultation on the guidelines is now closed.

Thank you for your feedback on the new sampling design guidelines for contaminated land.

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Please note, your feedback on the sampling design guidelines may include ‘personal information', including your name, address, email, internet protocol address and any other personal information contained in your feedback.

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