Contaminated Sites Amendment Bill 2005

Bill No.022

The purpose of this Bill is to amend section 27 of the Contaminated Sites Act 2003. The amendment rectifies a discrepancy between the intention of section 27 of the Principal Act, regarding land owners' responsibility for remediation, and its actual effect. The intention of section 27 was that where contamination had migrated from a contaminated site (the "source site") to affect other land or groundwater (the "affected site") that the person responsible for remediating the source site should, in the first instance, also be responsible for remediating the affected site.

StatusAssented to 12/12/2005
Royal Assent given 12 Dec 2005 as Act No. 40 of 2005. For details refer to the Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 04/07/2005  
First Reading 04/07/2005  
Second Reading 04/07/2005  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 05/19/2005  
Third Reading 05/19/2005  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 05/25/2005  
First Reading 05/25/2005  
Second Reading 05/25/2005  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/30/2005  
Committee of the whole 11/30/2005  
Amendments adopted 11/30/2005  
Third Reading 11/30/2005  

This Bill comes into operation on the day on with the Contaminated Sites Act 2003 comes into operation.