The NSW EPA published the ‘Assessment and Management of Hazardous Ground Gas: Contaminated Land Guidelines’ in late 2019. The new guidelines replace the ‘Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Sites Impacted by Hazardous Ground Gases’ (NSW EPA, 2012).
This second edition of the guidelines is timely as practitioners in NSW have gained substantial experience working with the 2012 guidelines. There have been significant changes to other relevant guidance documents since 2012, including:
The guidelines have been updated to ensure consistency with these documents.
Land uses associated with the generation of hazardous ground gases include:
Hazardous ground gases may be an issue when redeveloping potentially contaminated land or development adjacent to such land.
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