Initial policy development underway.

That prior to the grant of any further production approvals, the Government enacts provisions establishing a chain of responsibility for gas companies and related parties to ensure compliance with environmental obligations.

Target completion date

Stage 3
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Ensuring accountable industry practice
Project action
Ensuring gas companies comply with our laws
Lead agency
Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security
Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

Action item update

Implementation progress

The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security has commenced preparing drafting instructions for a Bill to amend the Environment Protection Act 2019 to deliver effective chain of responsibility legislation in the Northern Territory.