That any person may lodge an objection to the proposed grant of an exploration permit within a prescribed time limit.
That all objections received by the Minister must be published online. That the Minister must, in determining whether to grant or refuse the application, take into account any objection received.
Action item update
The Petroleum Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2019 was passed in the Legislative Assembly on 24 March 2020 and assented to on 30 March 2020. The Petroleum Act 1984 was amended to allow any person to lodge an objection to the proposed grant of an exploration permit and for those objections to be published online.
The amendments to the Act will commence in June 2020