Hydraulic Fracturing Implementation Progress Update Nov 2020 to Apr 2021
This progress update provides detail on the status of implementation from 1 May 2021 to 31 October 2021. There are 135 recommendations in total, however three of the recommendations were separated at the time of implementation planning, resulting in a total of 138 recommendations to be reported on.
As at 31 October 2021, 65 of the 138 total recommendations were fully completed. Updates to the implementation status of individual recommendations can be found by clicking on the relevant recommendations.
Highlights from the progress achieved in the six month reporting period and next steps align to the following four key areas of implementation and reform and are summarised below:
Updates on implementation of recommendations from the Final Report of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing are available on the Hydraulic Fracturing website.
- The Strategic Regional Environmental Baseline Assessment (SREBA) for the Beetaloo Sub-Basin
- Regulation and Assessment
- Completing implementation of the Inquiry recommendations
- Information management and community engagement.
2. Regulation and Assessment
3. Completing implementation of Inquiry recommendations
4. Information Management and Community Engagement
Independent Oversight of the Ninth Hydraulic Fracturing Implementation Progress Update
The role of the Independent Overseer is to provide the Chief Minister and NT Government with independent advice on how the implementation of the recommendations from the Inquiry is progressing and being managed. The nature of this role requires the Independent Officer to remain at arms-length from day-to-day decisions and processes relating to implementation.
The Chief Minister approved the extension of Dr Ritchie’s term as Independent Overseer until 31 December 2022 to see out through implementation of remaining recommendations.
Dr David Ritchie, has provided comment on the progress of implementation outlined in the latest six-monthly update.
Overall, Dr Ritchie found that implementation continues satisfactorily in accordance with the findings of the Inquiry.
Read Dr Ritchie’s full advice here
To contact the Independent Officer, email Dr David Ritchie at email@example.com
The NT Government is progressing from stage two to stage three of the Implementation Plan for most Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry recommendations. Stage three recommendations are mostly larger projects that are anticipated to be delivered by December 2022. Progress updates will be announced through six-monthly community bulletins as Stage 3 of the Implementation Plan continues.
Want to find out more?
To find out about opportunities to engage in consultation or to keep up to date with status of implementation of each recommendations, sign up for regular updates on the website: hydraulicfracturing.nt.gov.au/contact or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please direct all correspondence to:
Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry Implementation Taskforce
GPO Box 4396, Darwin NT 0801
T 08 8999 6573