Table

Some indicative Commonwealth, States, and Local Government Regulations, Acts, Policies and Guidelines potentially covering shale gas

Commonwealth

  • Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
  • Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989
  • National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007
  • Native Title Act 1993
  • Water Act 2007
New South Wales

  • Aquifer Integrity Policy 2012
  • Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
  • Forestry Act 1916
  • Native Vegetation Act 2003
  • National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974
  • Noxious Weeds Act 1993
  • NSW Biodiversity Strategy 1999
  • Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991
  • Petroleum (Onshore) Regulations 2007
  • Pipelines Act 1967
  • Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997
  • Rural Fires Act 1997
  • State Environmental Protection Plans
  • State Environmental Planning Policies
  • Strategic Regional Land Use Policy 2012
  • Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995
  • Water Management Act 2000
  • Water Act 1912
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011
Queensland

  • ¬†Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003
  • Environmental Protection Act 1994
  • Environmental Protection Regulations 2008
  • Greentape Reduction Act 2012
  • Nature Conservation Act 1994
  • Petroleum & Gas (Production & Safety) Act 2004
  • State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971
  • Strategic Cropping Land Act 2011
  • Water Act 2000
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011
Victoria

  • Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006
  • Environmental Protection Act 1970
  • Environmental Effects Act 1978
  • Pipelines Act 2005
  • Pipelines Regulations 2007
  • Planning and Environmental Act 1987
  • Water Act 1989
South Australia

  • Development Act 1993
  • Environmental Protection Act 1993
  • Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000
  • Petroleum and Geothermal Regulations 2010
Western Australia

  • Environmental Protection Act 1986
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Administrative Procedures 2010
  • Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 1967
  • Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914
Northern Territory

  • Environmental Assessment Act 1982
  • Petroleum Act 1984
  • Petroleum Regulations 1994
  • Pipelines Regulations 1994
Tasmania

  • Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994
  • Gas Pipelines Act 2000
  • Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993
  • Water Management Act 1999
Local Government

  • Council Local Environmental Plans
  • Natural Resource Management/Catchment Management Authority Regulations

Source: Professor Peter Flood, 2013 pers. comm.