Initial policy development underway.

That prior to the granting of any further production approvals, the Government considers developing and implementing regional or areabased assessment for the regulation of any onshore shale gas industry in the NT.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Safeguarding water and the environment
Project action
Assessing, protecting and monitoring water resources
Lead agency
Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security

Action item update

Implementation progress

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security will consider developing and implementing area-based assessments for the purpose of regulating the onshore gas industry. The underlying information for such an assessment will would be provided through the results of the Strategic Regional Environmental Baseline Assessment (SREBA).