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Government approval of policy/process development.

That the Government, having regard to the measures detailed in Recommendation 5.5, undertakes a review to determine whether:

  • restrictions need to be placed on the transport of hydraulic fracturing chemicals and wastewater during the wet season, particularly on unsealed roads, to avoid the risk of spills; and
  • rail transport of some or all of the hydraulic fracturing chemicals and other consumables required, be used to avoid the risk of spills.
Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Ensuring accountable industry practice
Project action
Managing wastewater and chemical safety
Lead agency
Department of the Attorney-General and Justice

Action item update

Implementation progress

The Department of the Attorney-General and Justice will progress this review in a substantive manner in 2020 to ensure completion by the end of December 2021.