Initial policy development underway.
That prior the grant of any further production approvals, the Government enacts a broader range of powers to sanction, including but not limited to:
- remediation and rehabilitation orders;
- revocation, suspension or variation orders;
- enforceable undertakings;
- injunctions (mandatory and prohibitory); and
- civil penalties.
To be completed by end December 2021.
Action item update
The government will consider the Inquiry’s recommendations whenever it introduces new legislation for the onshore gas industry. The community and industry will be consulted and have an opportunity to comment on all proposed amendments.