The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has released a report on oil and gas drilling. The report is a useful contribution to the discussion on how best to manage the environmental effects of onshore petroleum development, including hydraulic fracturing.
Guidelines released earlier this year also clarify regulatory roles and help councils manage the effects of onshore petroleum development, including hydraulic fracturing. Managing Environmental Effects of Onshore Petroleum Development Activities (Including Hydraulic Fracturing): Guidelines for Local Government provides clear direction so that hydraulic fracturing is carried out in a robust and controlled manner. Read more.
- Read the guidelines