12.11

Progress

25%

25% complete.
Government approval of policy/process development.

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
DCM

Action item update

Implementation progress

The strategic regional assessment undertaken as part of a Strategic Regional Environmental and Baseline Assessments (SREBA) will consider the impact on shared and community infrastructure and services. 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.

Early planning work has commenced, and momentum will increase when the industry is ready to commence the development phase and prepares to commence production activities.