14.7

Progress

100%

Progress is complete: Approved by decision makers. Recommendation has been implemented.

That in addition to any terms negotiated between the pastoralist and the gas company, the statutory land access agreement must contain the above standard minimum protections for pastoralists.

Target completion date

Stage 3. Completed.

Reform area
Planning for industry
Project action
Addressing arrangements to access pastoral land
Lead agency
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Action item update

The Petroleum Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2019 was passed in the Legislative Assembly on 24 March 2020 and was assented to on 30 March 2020. The amendments to the Act commenced in June 2020 and allow for regulations to be made in relation to land access.

The government consulted with affected stakeholders on draft Petroleum Regulations that detail the requirements of statutory land access agreements. The Petroleum Regulations 2020 have been made by the Administrator and commence 1 January 2021.