Contaminated land is a critical issue for many businesses. Risk management, regulatory compliance and contractual protections are essential for businesses that use or impact on land, including land holders, land purchasers and sellers and businesses with environmentally sensitive operations.
Businesses operating in the downstream petroleum industry are especially affected by contaminated land issues. The storage, handling and distribution of fuel products exposes petroleum businesses to potential contamination and environmental management issues.
Moulis Legal is launching a national contaminated land guide for businesses that outlines the key risks, liabilities and solutions in each State and Territory. The first edition covering contaminated land in Queensland is available below. The second edition on contaminated land in New South Wales will be released next week.
Moulis Legal advises and represents Australian and multinational corporations on energy and resources projects from inception through to realisation including investment, financing, exploration, commercialisation, production and sale. We have developed a specialised practice advising the downstream petroleum industry on all commercial conventions including fuel sale and distribution, transport and importation, asset acquisition and all associated environmental and safety considerations.
This memo presents an overview and commentary of the subject matter. It is not provided in the context of a solicitor-client relationship and no duty of care is assumed or accepted. It does not constitute legal advice.