Independent Scientific Panel Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation in Western Australia

This is a scientific inquiry, and 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. We asked stakeholders and the wider 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.

Public meetings

The Independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation in WA has held public meetings in regional locations to ensure that local stakeholders have had the opportunity to provide information and evidence to inform the Scientific Inquiry.

Date Location
Tuesday 27th February Broome
Wednesday 28 February Perth
Thursday 1st March Dongara
Friday 2nd March Dandaragan
Thursday 12th April Fitzroy Crossing
Thursday 12th April Noonkanbah Community