A number of industries have been identified where current operational practices may lead to premises becoming future contaminated sites. Petroleum-related industries, metal industries, landfills, marinas and dry cleaners pose a risk of significant land contamination.
The preventative approaches program seeks to reduce the number of contaminated sites in the long term by providing information to these industries about best environmental management practices. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has worked cooperatively with stakeholders such as industry representative bodies and local councils to ensure guidance materials are appropriate for these industries.
Petroleum storage sites
The underground petroleum storage systems (UPSS) requirements ensure that petroleum storage sites adopt best practice for the design, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring of UPSS.
This brochure, prevention of contamination on marina sites (marina.pdf; 414 KB), provides best practice measures for the prevention of contamination at marina sites.
The managing dry cleaning waste brochure (drycleaning.pdf; 724 KB) provides best practice measures for the storage, handling and disposal of dry cleaning solvents and other wastes.
Environmental guidelines for waste are available for the landfill industry to assist with meeting general regulatory requirements.
Guidelines are available to assist metal industries with improving their environmental performance.
Guidelines are available for a number of other industries to assist with improving their environmental performance.
The EPA prepares strategic environmental compliance and performance review reports on priority industries and activities. The reviews assess compliance with legislative requirements and outline best practice measures to encourage improved environmental performance. Reports include:
Page last updated: 12 July 2012