14.10

Progress

100%

Complete.

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.

Target completion date

Completed.

Reform area
Strengthening regulation
Project action
Giving the community a say
Lead agency
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Action item update

Implementation progress

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