Contaminated Land

A city celebrated for its iconic industrial heritage, Newcastle is transforming into a smart, liveable and sustainable city.
The City of Newcastle has a plan to support Newcastle’s transformation from a steel city to a lifestyle city with vibrant public places, connected transport networks and a distinctive built environment.

Like other cities with strong industrial backgrounds, there are some parts of Newcastle that are impacted with contaminated land which stem from historical industries including brickworks, collieries, foundries, smelters, steelworks and incinerators.

For details and further information about our policy regarding contaminated land go to Section 5.02 Land Contamination - Newcastle Development Control Plan 2012.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 4974 2000, the Hunter New England Health District on 1300 066 055 or the NSW Environmental Protection Authority on 13 55 55.

Our Industrial Heritage

A city celebrated for its iconic industrial heritage, Newcastle is transforming into a smart, liveable and sustainable city.

General Precautions

Site contamination exists in most urbanised areas in Australia, and Newcastle is no exception, particularly suburbs on or near former industrial land.

Property Information

If you have concerns regarding contaminated land at your property you can contact an environmental consultant to provide you with advice regarding contamination.

Managing Contaminated Land

General advice regarding contaminated land is available by contacting Council on 4974 2000.