Proposed Iconic Natural Heritage Places – Public Consultation Paper

December 10, 2019


The Government recognises that effective and ongoing stakeholder engagement enables better-planned and more informed policies, projects and services, including a greater understanding and management of issues and potential risks.

Impacted stakeholders will be consulted on relevant actions and involved throughout the implementation process as outlined in the Implementation Plan.

Where appropriate, opportunities for public consultation and exposure drafts in the form of discussion papers, draft guidance material, code of practice and other relevant proposals will be listed below.

Making a submission

During the consultation period, stakeholders can submit their feedback via email.

By making a submission, you are consenting to the submission being treated as a public document and being published on the government’s website. Your name will be included but your contact address will be withheld for privacy.

If you do not consent to your submission being treated as a public document, you should mark it as confidential, specifically identify those parts which you feel need to be kept private, and include an explanation. A request may be made that a non-confidential summary of the material is also given. It is important to note that even if your submission is treated as confidential by the relevant department, it may still be disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act 1992 or any other applicable written law.

The government reserves the right before publishing a submission to delete any content that could be regarded as racially vilifying, derogatory or defamatory to an individual or an organisation.

Please take careful note of the deadline for comment, as late submissions will not be accepted.

Opportunity for Consultation Summary Consultation Period Status
Proposed Iconic Natural Heritage Places – Public Consultation Paper Public comment and feedback is sought about proposed iconic natural heritage places, within which the petroleum industry would not be permitted to set up well pads or undertake drilling for oil and gas exploration or production, involving hydraulic fracture stimulation, also referred to as hydraulic fracturing.

Due to the State Government’s decision to lift the hydraulic fracturing moratorium on existing petroleum titles (being exploration permits, retention leases and production licences) in force on 26 November 2018 and maintain the moratorium across the rest of the State, the scope of identifying iconic natural heritage places is limited to those located within existing petroleum titles.

10 December 2019 to 31 January 2020 Please send your feedback via email to
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