Initial policy being developed.
That Government not approve any application for an exploration permit in relation to areas that are not prospective for onshore shale gas or where co-existence is not possible. Priority must be given to the areas identified in Recommendation 14.4.
To be completed by end December 2021.
Action item updates
The Department of Primary Industry and Resources is reviewing current exploration permit applications. Following the review, the Department will consult with industry and key stakeholders on areas that are not prospective or where coexistence is not possible.
The Minister for Primary Industry and Resources will consider the prospectively and particular values of land for which industry has sought exploration permits.