Initial policy development underway.

That the Government develops specific guidelines for human health and environmental risk assessments for all onshore shale gas developments consistent with the National Chemicals Risk Assessment framework, including the national guidance manual for human and environmental risk assessment for chemicals associated with CSG extraction.

Target completion date

Stage 3
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Ensuring accountable industry practice
Project action
Developing transparent and enforceable codes of practice
Lead agency

Action item update

Implementation progress

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will commission industry specialists to develop guidelines for human health and environmental risk assessment consistent with the national framework. The guidelines will be made enforceable via legislation.