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.
To be completed by end December 2021.
Action item update
The government will further consider the most appropriate ways to implement this recommendation. Aspects of the recommendation are also being considered in the development of the Codes of Practice or reforming legislation.