All applications are assessed based on the risks they pose to human health and the environment using a prioritisation tool. The 10 sites that are determined as posing the greatest risks are placed on the CSRF priority list.
The list provides transparency on which sites are prioritised for government funding. It does not necessarily show the most contaminated sites in the country as not all contaminated sites are eligible for funding.
The Ministry then uses the CSRF Priority List to make recommendations for funding to the Minister for the Environment. Funding is allocated in April and October each year. Being on the CSRF Priority List does not guarantee that a site will be funded in any particular funding round.
When sites are remediated or following further investigation are no longer considered a priority for funding they are removed from the list and replaced with new sites. The list is updated bi-annually during the April and October funding rounds.
CSRF priority list
CSRF Prioritisation Tool User Manual [DOC, 1.95 MB] - prioritisation process including how overall risk scores are calculated.