Action item 14.33

Progress

75%

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

That prior to the grant of any further production approvals, criminal penalties for environmental harm under the Petroleum Act and Petroleum Environment Regulations be reviewed and increased in line with world-leading practice.

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

Action item update

Implementation progress

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade is reviewing the penalties for environmental harm under the Petroleum Act 1984 and Petroleum (Environment) Regulations 2016 to ensure that they are in line with leading practice. Amendments to legislation will occur in 2022.