Contaminated sites considerations
- 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.
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.