Government approval of policy/process development.
That prior to the grant of any further production approvals, the Schedule be repealed and replaced with legislation to regulate land clearing, seismic surveys, well construction, drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and well decommissioning and abandonment.
To be completed by end December 2021.
Action item updates
The Department of Primary Industry and Resources will amend the Petroleum Act 1984 to regulate activities that are currently dealt with in the Schedule of Onshore Petroleum Exploration and Production Requirements 2016,for matters that do not align with a Code of Practice.
The contents of the Schedule will be repealedas new Codes of Practice (for example, methane monitoring, well integrity and decommissioning) are completed. The remaining aspects of the Schedule will be legally enforceable under the Petroleum Act 1984.