The Territory Labor Government has announced no-go zones for gas exploration and production, and released the Monitoring and Compliance Strategy.
All 31 recommendations identified by the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing (Inquiry) as requiring implementation before exploration drilling and fracking can occur have now been implemented.
The first Environment Management Plan (EMP) for Onshore Shale Gas Exploration Drilling has been approved in the McArthur Basin, following the completion of 31 recommendations from the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing required before shale gas exploration and drilling can commence.
The Territory Labor Government will keep almost half of the Territory free from hydraulic fracturing exploration or production activities as part of its commitment to protect our natural environment and create jobs.
The first Environment Management Plan (EMP) for onshore shale gas exploration drilling since the Territory Labor Government lifted the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the Northern Territory has been accepted for assessment.
The Territory Labor Government has taken a major step forward in delivering a transparent, accountable onshore gas industry that will create jobs for Territorians while protecting the environment.
The Territory Government is creating local jobs and protecting the environment, with the development of a highly-regulated onshore gas industry taking a significant step forward today.
The Territory Government is better protecting our precious water resources by today introducing the Water Amendment Bill 2019.
This Bill addresses some of the key recommendations of the Final Report of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory, delivering four of the 135 recommendations.