Contaminated Land Request for Information

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.

As new information regarding potentially contaminating former land uses and other contaminated land information is being confirmed by Council's on an ongoing basis, Council encourages local residents to learn more about Newcastle’s proud past and what is being done to make our city an even better place to live - Find out more


We will process requests as soon as possible, however, we aim to process requests within 20 working days (note: there are no timeframes set by law for requests of this nature).

Other options to access information

Before contacting us please consider contacting the land owner directly if appropriate. You may be able to access information more quickly and owners may hold more contaminated land information than Council.

Before completing this form

Please ensure you have your s10.7(2) or (5) Planning Certificate.  You can only request either a Site Audit Statement or an Environmental Management Plan with this form.

For all other documentation please complete a formal  GIPA request

* denotes mandatory information.

Your contact details
Phone or mobile
Location and title description of the property
This is a mandatory field - you must supply a Planning Certificate number. For example PL2018/12345
These can be found on your Section 10.7(2)(5) Certificate - must be either Site Audit Statement or Management Plan
Further information

Privacy Statement

City of Newcastle is committed to protecting your privacy. We take reasonable steps to comply with relevant legislation and Council's Privacy Management Plan.

Purpose: We will use the information to process your request.
Intended recipients: authorised City of Newcastle Officers and its contractors or agents.
Supply: voluntary.
Consequence of non-provision: We may not be able to process your request.
Storage and security: information will be stored in accordance with our Record Management Policy.
Access: by contacting us on (02) 4974 2000.