Action 3

Acreage release process for hydraulic fracture stimulation

See Actions 1, 2, 7

Ensure appropriate and adequate community consultation for acreage releases associated with hydraulic fracturing.

Lead agency
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Target completion date
October 2019
Revised completion date
On completion of Actions 1, 2 and 7


30 September 2019

This action will be addressed through implementation of the Government’s Decisions 1 and 2, and Inquiry’s Recommendation 34, which will preclude hydraulic fracture stimulation over land subject to future petroleum acreage releases or places of iconic natural heritage (see Actions I, 2 and 7).

Gazettal of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources (Hydraulic Fracturing) Amendment Regulations 2019 marks completion of the Government’s Implementation Plan Action 1.

Actions 2 and 7 are progressing.

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