EPA Victoria Priority Sites Register (PSR) - Location Polygons

The Priority Sites Register (PSR), maintained by EPA and publicly available since May 1990, is a current EPA service providing a list to the public. PSR is a list of sites in Victoria, where EPA has issued a notice requiring active management to clean up, monitor, or prevent pollution of land and/or groundwater contamination, specifically: 

Under the Environment Protection Act 1970: Clean Up Notice (related to land and groundwater) pursuant to section 62A  Pollution Abatement Notice (related to land and groundwater) pursuant to section 31A or 31B 

Under the Environment Protection Act 2017 Improvement Notice (related to land and groundwater) pursuant to Section 271  Prohibition Notices (related to land and groundwater) pursuant to Section 272  Environment Action Notice (related to land and groundwater) pursuant to Section 274  Site Management Order (related to land and groundwater) pursuant to Section 275  

Typically, these are sites where contamination of land and/or groundwater presents an unacceptable risk to human health or to the environment. The condition of these sites is not compatible with the current or approved use of the site without active management to reduce the risk to human health and the environment.

The priority sites data provides information about all current/active priority sites. Once a site has complied with notices it is removed from the PSR list. The PSR does not list all sites that are known to be contaminated in Victoria. A site should not be presumed to be free of contamination just because it does not appear on the PSR.

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Additional Information

Field Value
Published (Metadata Record) 26/09/2023
Last updated 21/04/2024
Organisation Environment Protection Authority Victoria
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Category Spatial Data
Full metadata URL https://metashare.maps.vic.gov.au/geonetwork/srv/api/records/1da73f7b-54cb-40b2-ae9d-641dd46010ae/formatters/sdm-html?root=html&output=html