Contaminated sites considerations

Contamination is not always obvious. Soil can be heavily contaminated, but you may not be able to see or smell it. Always take a precautionary approach and act safely.....
  • BEFORE YOU START CHECK THE LISTED LAND USE REGISTER
    Canterbury’s Listed Land Use Register (LLUR) for free go to www.llur.ecan.govt.nz/ or call us on 03 353 9007. This could save you time and money.
  • DEVELOP A SITE MANAGEMENT PLAN
    If a site has had a Hazardous Activities & Industries List (HAIL) activity, you will need a Site Management Plan (SMP). It might be easier for you to contact a contaminated land specialist to help you develop a SMP.
  • BE SAFE
    Always protect yourself and your workers by using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). If you do not do this properly, you will only have to sort out a bigger mess.

Useful links:

Properties and Contaminated land

Health and safety guidelines on the clean up of contaminated sites.

Land repair

Land information request

IMPORTANT!

Residential stormwater consenting process

If you find contamination on site, or you are not sure what you have found.... Stop work immediately Safely isolate the area and protect yourself, workers and neighbours. Contact your district council (ask for an environmental health officer) and the Environment Canterbury Pollution Hotline on 0800 76 55 88 for guidance on what to do next.