Action item 14.31



75% Complete.
Consultation undertaken on draft policy, guideline, framework, Bill development.

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 November 2022.

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 has commenced amending legislation to implement this recommendation and where possible align with approaches taken in the Environment Protection Act 2019. Amendments to legislation will occur in 2022.