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.
To be completed by end December 2021.
Action item update
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.