Initial policy being developed.

That prior to the granting of any further production approvals, the Government designs and implements a full cost recovery system for the regulation of any onshore shale gas industry.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Ensuring accountable industry practice
Project action
Developing cost recovery arrangements
Lead agency

Action item updates

31 Dec 2018

Implementation Progress

The Department of Treasury and Finance will undertake a comparative analysis of regulatory fees charged in similar jurisdictions to ensure the Northern Territory remains a competitive jurisdiction for exploration expenditure. The department will prepare a discussion paper for consultation on the proposed cost recovery system. Consultation with industry and key stakeholders will inform the final system.

The government will make the required legislative changes.