Initial policy being developed.
That the Petroleum Act be amended to make the principles of ESD a mandatory relevant consideration for any decision made under that Act in relation to any onshore shale gas industry.
That the principles of ESD must be taken into account and applied by a decision-maker in respect of all decisions concerning any onshore shale gas industry.
To be completed by end of 2019.
Action item update
The government is drafting an amendment to the Petroleum Act 1984 to meet this recommendation. It is anticipated the amendment Bill will be tabled in the Legislative Assembly by the end of 2019.