Initial policy development underway.

That prior to the grant of any further production approvals, the Government allows civil enforcement proceedings to be instituted to enforce potential or actual non-compliance with any legislation governing any onshore shale gas industry.

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 Industry, Tourism and Trade
Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

Action item update

Implementation progress

The government will review best practice in relation to civil enforcement proceedings and where possible align with approaches taken in the Environment Protection Bill.