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Hazardous activities

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Hazardous activities

Updated 5 October 2018 4:35pm

The use of hazardous substances in industry, agriculture and horticulture has left a legacy of soil contamination in New Zealand. This has mainly been caused by past practices in which chemicals were used, stored or disposed of in a way that is not safe by today’s standards.

As land is increasingly developed in New Zealand, it is important to know where contaminated land is so our communities are not exposed to contaminants that may affect their health.

Are there many contaminated sites in the Wellington Region?

We keep a register of sites (called SLUR) where activities involving hazardous substances have or may have been used. However, most registered sites are not actually contaminated.

Hazardous activities report card for Kapiti Coast Hazardous activities report card for Porirua Hazardous activities report card for Wellington and the Hutt Valley
See our 2016/17 report card for further information about hazardous activities and contaminated sites on the Kāpiti Coast See our 2016/17 report card for further information about hazardous activities and contaminated sites in Porirua See our 2016/17 report card for further information about hazardous activities and contaminated sites in Wellington and the Hutt Valley
Hazardous activities report card for the Ruamahanga Hazardous activities report card for the Wairarapa
See our 2016/17 report card for further information about hazardous activities and contaminated sites in the Ruamāhanga  See our 2016/17 report card for further information about hazardous activities and contaminated sites on the Wairarapa Coast

For further information

For everything you need to know about the Selected Land Use Register (SLUR), including how to search for properties that are recorded on it click here.