Action item 11.1



Approved by decision makers.
Recommendation implemented.

That gas companies be required to obtain an Authority Certificate prior to the grant of any exploration and production approvals.

Target completion date


Reform area
Respecting community and culture
Project action
Ensuring respectful consultation, information, and negotiation
Lead agency
Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority

Action item update

Implementation progress

The Petroleum (Environmental) Regulations 2016 were amended so that from 11 June 2019 the Minister for Environment and Natural Resources cannot approve an Environment Management Plan unless an Authority Certificate under the Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act 1989 is included.