Code of Practice open for Public Consultation

Issued 29 Mar 2019

The Northern Territory Government has worked with independent scientific experts to develop a draft Code of Practice for Onshore Petroleum Activities in the Northern Territory and is now seeking public feedback. The

Code of Practice has been drafted to clearly define the standards and requirements that petroleum companies operating in the Northern Territory will need to abide by.

The Code of Practice incorporates a number of recommendations from the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory; including offset and set back distances, multilevel water monitoring bores to be installed, and pressure testing of petroleum wells.

The requirements of the Code of Practice will also be incorporated in Environment Management Plans (EMPs). These requirements must be complied with by petroleum companies carrying out activities.

The draft Code of Practice will be out for public consultation for four weeks. The public can provide comment via the Have Your Say website until Thursday 2 May 2019.

To read the proposed draft Codes of Practice, please visit Have Your Say