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

That to the extent practicable, gas companies be required to source goods, services and workers from local communities. This must include the development of training programs for Aboriginal and other local workers to develop the necessary skills and expertise to maximise opportunities for local Environment Management Plan in any onshore shale gas industry.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Maximising regional benefits and local opportunities
Project action
Creating local training programs, skills assessment and employment
Lead agency
Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

Action item update

Implementation progress

Gas Service and Supply Plan launched on 5 March 2020 to increase local participation to at least 50 per cent by 2025:

Supported by:

Exploration Agreements and ILUAs negotiated by licence holders

Recent activities:

  • Industry-engagement of Traditional Owners for environmental and heritage surveys
  • Industry-led liaison meetings, Town Briefings and community consultations