7.2

Progress

0%

Commenced.
Initial policy development underway.

That the Government introduces a charge on water for all onshore shale gas activities.

Target completion date

Stage 3
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Safeguarding water and the environment
Project action
Assessing, protecting and monitoring water resources
Lead agency
DENR

Action item updates

31 Dec 2018

Implementation Progress

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will develop options for a water pricing model applying to water extraction by the onshore gas industry.

The Water Regulations will be amended to accommodate water pricing.