We are seeking your feedback to help shape new regulations for Victoria’s onshore conventional gas industry. The proposed Petroleum Regulations 2021 (proposed regulations) aim to ensure greater transparency and community engagement requirements for onshore conventional gas development than was previously required.
The regulations are being remade and improved based on recommendations from the Victorian Gas Program (VGP). The program’s stakeholder advisory panel, made up of farmers, environment groups, industry representatives and local councils, recommended project transparency and community engagement improvements. The VGP concluded that support would be enhanced by providing genuine engagement opportunities and more information about industry activity.
The proposed regulations support the onshore conventional gas industry only, and do not relate to fracking or coal seam gas, which are permanently banned in Victoria.
The proposed Petroleum Regulations 2021 include improvements to:
A Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) outlining the government’s proposal and the impacts on the industry is also provided and open for comment. Public and industry input is an important part of the process and will lead to a more robust and high-quality regulatory framework.
Have your say before 5pm on 3 September 2021.
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