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12th meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land
10th - 11th September 2015 (ICCL 2015) - Melbourne, Australia

The Environment Protection Authorities of Australia, with the support of CRC CARE and ALGA , are privileged to invite you to the 12th meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land (ICCL) to be held in Melbourne, Australia

Date, Venue and Location
The 12th ICCL meeting will be held Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11, 2015, at the Oaks on Collins hotel, 480 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000 (Australia).

Online registration now is open for the 12th ICCL meeting. Participation in the ICCL meeting is free (no registration fees); however, participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.
Register online here.

Call for presentations
Participants interested in presenting papers on one or more of this year's four themes have the opportunity to volunteer and select which themes to present on during the online registration process. The four themes of the 12th meeting are as follows:
1. Contaminated Site Remediation / Legal, Technical, Finance and social issues
2. Common ground for Sustainable Remediation
3. Emerging contaminants
4. Collaborative regeneration of land

If you are interested in volunteering, please submit your nomination before June 30, 2015. Volunteers who are selected to present will be contacted after completing their online registration.

Survey Information
Prior to each meeting, the ICCL administers a survey to countries to be invited. The survey for the 12th meeting will focus on collaborative regeneration of land / brownfield redevelopment. The survey questions are intended to provide insight into the technical, legal, financial and social aspects of the land regeneration in your country. The results of the survey are the foundation for substantive discussion at the meeting. The survey for 2015 is available online here. It can be downloaded here ,too.
If you require assistance related to completing the survey online, please contact Dr. Dominique Darmendrail

Important Milestones and Deadlines
Below are important dates for registration and preparation for the meeting:

  • June 30, 2015: Deadline to volunteer to present a paper on one the four themes through the online registration process
  • July 1, 2015: Completed surveys due
  • August 20, 2015: Deadline to register

Delegates can book discounted accommodation at the 12th ICCL meeting venue by visiting www.oakshotelsresorts.com.au. Once at this website, from the booking form (top left hand side of the page) select location "Melbourne", select property "Oaks on Collins", select arrival and departure dates, input the Group Code "ICCL2015" and then press book now.

There is also a wide variety of alternative accommodation options available close to the ICCL meeting venue. For further information, please visit: http://www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Melbourne/Accommodation.

Additional meetings to be combined with the 12th meeting of the ICCL

European Common Forum on Contaminated Land
The European Common Forum on Contaminated Land will hold a meeting for its members only the day before the ICCL meeting on the 9th of October 2015 (half-day afternoon meeting currently planned). This meeting will also take place at the Oaks on Collins hotel, 480 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000, Australia.

6th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference
ICCL meeting delegates and invited to stay on after the conclusion of the ICCL meeting and attend the 6th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference. As part of this conference, a special symposium is scheduled for Monday 14th September that will involve others in the contaminated land management (industrial sector, researchers, land planners, NGOs, etc.) and include several presentation on state of practice, in what is expected to be very informative session.
The 6th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference is expected to attract over 700 delegates from more than 30 countries and will provide an international forum to discuss all aspects of contaminated site assessment, management and remediation. ICCL delegates will be offered a reduced registration fee to attend the symposium and conference. This information will be available closer to the event form the conference website.

Travel Information
The following information aims to assist with your entry into Australia

Entry into Australia
All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa before boarding their plane regardless of the length of stay. For the best possible chance of obtaining a visa to travel to Australia to attend an event, you should:

  • Click here to determine which visa you should apply for.
  • Apply for your visa at least 6-8 weeks before your intended date of travel to Australia (or two weeks for online applications) as visa processing times may vary.
  • If you are not from an eVisitor or ETA eligible country, ensure you obtain a confirmation of your registration, or a letter of invitation, to attach to your paper-based visa application.

Getting to Melbourne
Visit Tourism Victoria for comprehensive information about Melbourne and Victoria. For international delegates traveling by air, further information on getting to Melbourne can be found here on the visit Melbourne website.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or require further assistance We look forward to seeing you in September 2015 in Melbourne, Australia
Sincerely the 2015 ICCL Organizing Committee

ICCL / CF Secretary
c/o BRGM, France
Tel. : + 33 1 40 58 89 08
GMS : + 33 620 75 09 25
Email : d.darmendrail@brgm.fr

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John HUNT & Peter NADEBAUM ALGA (Australian Land & Groundwater Association)

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Mitzi BOLTON Environment Protection Authority Victoria

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Ryan WAGNER Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority

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Niall JOHNSTON New South Wales Environment Protection Authority

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Andrew PRUSZINSKI & Rebecca HUGHES Environment Protection Authority South Australia

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