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

Action item update

Implementation progress

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has commenced policy analysis of various options to deliver effective chain of responsibility legislation. It will build on the review recently released by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science in relation to the effectiveness of their chain of responsibility arrangements.