This is a scientific inquiry, and the Panel has sought input from stakeholders and the public to assist the inquiry to ensure the Panel has:
- A full and appropriate understanding of the environmental values potentially at risk from unconventional oil and gas developments involving hydraulic fracture stimulation;
- Any data or other evidence that might inform a scientific risk analysis of those impacts, with an emphasis on local geographies and geologies, and local evidence from Western Australia; and
- Any reflections or experience on what a regulatory framework should ideally look like if the Government lifts the current Moratorium.
The Panel will consider perspectives, concerns and projections of onshore hydraulic fracture stimulation in Western Australia, within the scope of the Terms of Reference, as well as technical evidence that would inform their consideration.
Submissions to the inquiry were open from 27th November 2017 to 19th March 2018 and are now closed.
The Panel intends to publish all submissions on this website under the name of the submitter and no anonymous or confidential submissions will be accepted.
Contact details, including email addresses, postal addresses and phone numbers will not be published.
The Panel is now considering the submissions, which will help inform its report to Government. If you haven't already, please register here to be informed on updates to the Inquiry.