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Perception of Brownfield Sites : Myth or Reality?

By Connie Susilawati and Kelsey Thomas


The scarcity of large parcels of land in well-serviced areas is one motivator for redeveloping industrial or commercial property that is abandoned or underused\ud and often environmentally contaminated – so-called\ud brownfield land. Poor industrial waste disposal practices caused by industrial activities including gas works, factories, railway land and waste tips have contributed to\ud many instances of contaminated land identified as brownfield sites. It is estimated there are between\ud 10,000 and 160,000 brownfield sites in Australia, with Queensland accounting for around 4000 of\ud these

Topics: Brownfield Land, Redevelopment, Risk
Publisher: CRC Care
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:58404

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