Initial policy being developed.

That gas companies be required to work closely with all levels of government, Land Councils and local communities early in any onshore shale gas development project to quantify the potential impacts on health and educational services and ensure steps to mitigate adverse impacts are implemented.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Respecting community and culture
Project action
Managing social and cultural impacts
Lead agency

Action item updates

31 Dec 2018

Implementation Progress

Government will require the scope of the social cultural and economic baselines of a SREBA considers the impact on shared and community infrastructure and identifies options to address any potentially adverse effects. This analysis will be shared with affected communities and industry so that the analysis can be considered in the development and assessment of individual project proposals.