CRC CARE is developing a National Remediation Framework (NRF) to provide practical guidance to practitioners and regulators.
Submit feedback by 31 March 2019.
The Framework will:
Strategic guidance and oversight for the development of the framework is provided through the National Remediation Framework Steering Group, which includes representatives of State and Territory environmental agencies, as well as industry and other parties.
In developing the framework CRC CARE focussed on developing harmonised guidance for the practicalities of cleaning up contaminated sites as well as regulatory practice, building upon good practice in the profession. The development and use of the national framework for remediation has strong support from contaminated sites assessors and remediation practitioners, and will be a significant boon to the site contamination industry and community in Australia.
The NRF comprises a series of documents that were developed and released in stages over the last 5 years, inviting comment and feedback.
As of November 2018, we have finished collecting feedback on draft documents and have prepared the complete package for consultation. The consultation period will include a national roadshow in February (see below).
This will be the final consultation prior to completing the framework.
In February 2019, CRC CARE conducted a national roadshow on NRF across all eight Australian capital cities to encourage and facilitate end-user input during the public consultation period (November 2018 to 31 March 2019).
Organised in collaboration with State and Territory environmental protection agencies, each Roadshow session included (click on links to download the presentations):
The roadshow meetings were attended by around 300 people from a range of agencies and organisations involved with contaminated sites (as well as interested members of the broader public), including:
Participant numbers were highest in the larger cities, and those in the smaller jurisdictions were proportionately high. The engagement during the presentations indicated strong support for the NRF, and there was keen interest to see it finalised and made available.
Feedback from the current consultation period will be taken into account in updating the current package of NRF guidelines. The updated version will be considered by the NRF Steering Group in mid-2019, when it is expected that the NRF will be finalised as a CRC CARE project, and referred on to the Heads of EPA (HEPA) for consideration.
Click on the below links to download any NRF documents for which you would like to provide feedback.
To submit feedback, please download and complete the NRF final consultation submission form. You are welcome to provide submissions for as many or as few documents as you wish.
Viewing comments from earlier rounds of consultation: If you would like to view previously submitted comments, please email a request to Dr Joytishna Jit, Research Fellow, CRC CARE Best Practice Policy Program, at email@example.com.
The deadline, after which no submissions will be accepted, is 31 March 2019.
Please use the NRF final consultation submission form to submit feedback.
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