Action 13

Penalties (environmental compliance tools)


Introduce a new system of penalties for environmental offences for inclusion in the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967

Lead agency
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Target completion date
December 2020
Revised completion date


31 March 2020

A paper, outlining the State Government’s position is being finalised, together with development of drafting instructions for legislative and regulatory amendments required to implement a number of actions.

31 December 2019

Investigation into options for legislative amendment, to increase the maximum penalty and incorporate modified penalties and infringement notices into the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967, is ongoing.

30 September 2019

Environmental offences and penalties under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 have been reviewed, and options for introducing penalties are now being explored and documented for consideration.

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