Commenced. Initial policy development underway.

That gas companies must establish a relationship with communities to determine how to best facilitate community cohesion on an individual and collective level. This should be done in consultation with all landholders, Land Councils and local government, to ensure that the needs of all stakeholders are accommodated.

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
Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

Action item update

Implementation progress

Industry is responsible for negotiating local and regional support for their activities.

Government will work with industry in areas where the industry moves into the production phase to ensure that these communities have access to information on the impact of industry development on their communities, opportunities to participate in ongoing monitoring, and appropriate arrangements to raise concerns and opportunities to improve outcomes.

The NT Government is considering mechanisms and guidance for building relationships with community as part of the Social Responsibility to Operate.