Government approval of policy/process development.
That the Government assesses the impact that any heavy-vehicle traffic associated with any onshore shale gas industry will have on the NT’s transport system and develops a management plan to mitigate such impacts. Consideration must be given to:
- forecast traffic volume and roads used;
- the feasibility of using the existing Adelaide to Darwin railway line (or some other railway network) to reduce heavy-vehicle road use; and
- road upgrades.
To be completed by end December 2021.
Action item update
KPMG/GHD/Risc and Deloitte have completed studies on infrastructure and logistical requirements for the Beetaloo Basin under a range of development scenarios.
DIPL has been liaising with the Australian Government in relation to required road upgrades with the Australian Government announcing $120 million to upgrade the Carpentaria Highway in its 2020-21 Budget.