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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That prior to the grant of any further production approvals, the Schedule be repealed and replaced with legislation to regulate land clearing, seismic surveys, well construction, drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and well decommissioning and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.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Ensuring accountable industry practice
Project action
Developing transparent and enforceable codes of practice
Lead agency

Action item updates

15 May 2019

Implementation Progress

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.