Soil testing

Find out about City of Port Phillip's regular soil contamination testing and how contaminated soil could affect you.

Soil contamination testing

We undertake regular soil testing at our sites.

Soil testing determines if soil contaminants are present on any Council land. It is important that soil testing is undertaken to ensure we are providing a safe environment.

Why does contamination exist at some sites?

Soil contaminants are common across inner city Melbourne due to Melbourne’s industrial history and historical land fill practices.

Could my property have contaminated soil?

If you are concerned about possible contamination in your backyard, Council advises you to have your soil tested by a specialised soil consultant.

The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) can provide you with accredited soil testers. (Fees apply for actual testing).

Contact details of contaminated land consultants can be found on the Australian Contaminated Consultants Association website.

If you have further concerns, you are welcome to contact EPA Victoria. All forms of pollutants can be reported to this authority.

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