Action item 14.19



Approved by decision makers.
Recommendation implemented.

That prior to granting any further exploration approvals, cl 3(2)(b) of Schedule 1 of the Petroleum Environment Regulations be amended to read as follows:

“3(2)(b) [delete ‘as far as practicable’] any cumulative effects of those impacts and risks when considered both together and in conjunction with other events, activities or industries, including any other petroleum activities and extractive industries, that have occurred or that may occur in or near the location of the activity or in or near the region, area or play where the regulated activity is located”.

Target completion date


Reform area
Strengthening regulation
Project action
Holding decision-makers accountable
Lead agency
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Action item update

Implementation progress

The Petroleum (Environment) Regulations 2016 were amended on 19 December 2018 to meet the requirements of this recommendation.