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Hydraulic fracturing Community Bulletin #52

14 Jul 2022 4:00 PM | Stephanie Berlin (Administrator)

Hydraulic Fracturing Implementation Progress Update Nov 2021 to Apr 2022

This progress update provides detail on the status of implementation from 1 November 2021 to 30 April 2022. The Inquiry made 135 recommendations, three of which were separated to assist implementation planning, resulting in 138 recommendations to be reported on.

As at 30 April 2022, 66 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:

  • 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.

Updates on implementation of recommendations from the Final Report of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing are available on the Hydraulic Fracturing website.

Independent Oversight of the Tenth 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 Overseer to remain at arms-length from day-to-day decisions and processes relating to implementation.

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 Overseer, email Dr David Ritchie at independent.oversight@nt.gov.au

What’s next?

Implementation of remaining recommendations is in progress and the NT Government continues to work on satisfactorily completing recommendations by the end of 2022.

Want to find out more?

To find out about opportunities to engage in consultation or to keep up to date with the status of implementation of each recommendation, sign up for regular updates on the website or by email: hydraulic.fracturing@nt.gov.au

Please direct all correspondence to:
Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry Implementation Taskforce
GPO Box 4396, Darwin NT 0801
T 08 8999 6573
E hydraulic.fracturing@nt.gov.au
W hydraulicfracturing.nt.gov.au

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