Onshore Shale Gas Community and Business Reference Group update

Issued 19 Oct 2018

The Onshore Shale Gas Community and Business Reference Group provides direct feedback and advice to the Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry Implementation Taskforce in the Department of The Chief Minister. The Reference Group is essential to ensure stakeholders have oversight and input into the development of the implementation framework and its subsequent execution. The Community and Business Reference Group will meet on Tuesday 23 October. The Agenda can be viewed here PDF (103.8 KB)

The second meeting of the Reference Group will focus on the design of the Strategic Regional and Environmental Baseline Assessments and the planned changes to the Regulatory Model to make the Minster for the Environment and Natural Resources the responsible Minister for decisions relating to the Petroleum (Environment) Regulations under the Petroleum Act.

Community and Business Reference Group members bring a diversity of skills from the community, environmental groups, local business, the gas industry and local Government.

The Members are:

  • Mr Denys Stedman (Chair) – Buy Local Advocate
  • Mr Tom Stockwell – former President, Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association
  • Mr Bobby Nunggumajbarr – Chairman, Yugul Mangi Development Aboriginal Corporation
  • Mrs Katherine Warby – Barkly Pastoralist and Business Owner
  • Mr Jimmy Cocking – Director, Arid Lands Environment Centre
  • Mr Matt Doman – Director, SA and NT, Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association
  • Ms Julie-Ann Stoll – Manager, Mining Central Land Council
  • Mr Greg Bicknell – Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Commerce
  • Ms Gillian Duggin – Principal Lawyer and Executive Officer, Environmental Defenders Office
  • Mr Geoff Crowhurst – Chair, Katherine Mining Services Association
  • Mayor Fay Miller – Mayor, Katherine Town Council
  • Prof Alan Cass – Director, Menzies School of Health Research
  • Mr Michael Bridge – Chairman, Tourism NT
  • Mr Joe Morrison – Chief Executive Officer, Northern Land Council
  • Mr Greg Owens – Chief Executive Officer, NT Farmers
  • Mr David Ciaravolo – Executive Officer, Amateur Fisherman’s Association of the NT
  • Mr Damian Hale – Organiser, Australian Workers Unio

To read the Onshore Shale Gas Community and Business Reference Group Terms of Reference here PDF (296.6 KB)

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Or you can contact the Onshore Shale Gas Community and Business Reference Group at CBreference.Group@nt.gov.au