Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory
With the release of its Final Report, the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory determined that provided all recommendations in the Report are adopted and implemented, the environmental, social, health, cultural and economic risks associated with hydraulic fracturing of shale reservoirs could be reduced to an acceptable level. On 17 April 2018, the government accepted all recommendations and lifted the moratorium on unconventional gas in the Northern Territory.
The focus of the Implementation Plan is to strengthen regulation, ensure industry is accountable for its practices, safeguard water and the environment, respect community and culture, maximise the benefits and opportunities available to local businesses and communities, and ensure planning for future development.
Building a productive onshore gas industry that protects our unique environment and delivers local jobs
Governance and Accountability
- Community Bulletin #1
- Community Bulletin #2
- Community Bulletin #3
- Community Bulletin #4
- Community Bulletin #5
- Community Bulletin #6
- Community Bulletin #7
- Community Bulletin #8
- Community Bulletin #9
- Community Bulletin #10
- Community Bulletin #11
- Community Bulletin #12
- Community Bulletin #13
- Community Bulletin #14
- Community Bulletin #15
- Community Bulletin #16
- Community Bulletin #17
- Community Bulletin #18
Implementation of the Plan
- CSIRO’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA)
- Methane emissions in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Sub-basin
- GISERA Factsheet - Groundwater characteristics in the Beetaloo Sub-basin
- NT Environment Protection Authority
- Industry Capability Network NT
- Geoscience Exploration & Mining
- Natural Resource Maps
- Water Data Portal
Changes to the Regulation of the Northern Territory’s Onshore Petroleum Industry
Read more about important changes made to environmental assessment, management, approval, and decision review processes for onshore petroleum activities..
Creating Jobs, Protecting the Environment: Delivering Regulatory Framework for Onshore Gas
The Territory Labor Government has taken a major step forward in delivering a transparent, accountable onshore gas industry that will create jobs for Territorians while protecting the environment.
The role of the Independent Officer is to provide the Chief Minister and government with independent advice on how the implementation is progressing and being managed.
Industry Capability Network
The Industry Capability Network (ICN) is a business network that introduces local companies to the supply chains of major projects, large or small.