Community Consultation

Have your say

The Inquiry welcomes your comments and feedback at any time.

On 12 December 2017 the Inquiry released a draft Final Report which details the Inquiry’s draft recommendations that would mitigate risks the Inquiry has identified in regards to the potential of hydraulic fracturing in the Northern Territory.

An original due date for public comment on the draft Final Report was 19 January 2018. The Inquiry has extended this date by two weeks to allow the community additional time to provide submissions to the Inquiry on its draft Final Report. Submissions should be provided by 2 February 2018 to allow the Inquiry the time it needs to properly read and consider the submissions it receives while preparing for its Public Hearings.

Submissions received after 2 February 2018 will still be provided to the Inquiry, which will hand its Final Report to Government in March 2018.

You can make a submission or contact the Inquiry by:

Send an email to:

Call the Hydraulic Fracturing Taskforce: (+61) 08 8999 6573

Write a letter to:
Hydraulic Fracturing Taskforce
GPO Box 4396
Darwin, NT 0801, Australia

Upload your submission using the online form

Consistent with the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference, all correspondence that relates to the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference is considered as a submission to the Inquiry and will be published to the Submissions Library . Personal details, including email addresses, postal addresses and phone numbers will not be published.

Public hearings

As part of the Inquiry’s ongoing community engagement and consultation program, hearings will be held in Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine and Tennant Creek from 5 – 12 February 2018. Public hearings are live streamed to the Inquiry website and uploaded to the Submission Library. The Inquiry will also hold community forums in urban, regional and remote communities. Details can be found below.

Hearing Schedule

5th February Darwin Darwin Convention Centre
6th FebruaryDarwinDarwin Convention Centre
7th February Katherine Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre
8th February Alice Springs Alice Springs Convention Centre
9th FebruaryAlice SpringsAlice Springs Convention Centre
12th February Tennant Creek Civic Hall  

Community Forums 7 February – 12 February

Community forums provide an opportunity for people to engage directly with the Inquiry Panel. The Inquiry will hold community information and engagement forums in the following locations:

Regional and Remote Community Forums 30 January – 16 February

The community forums provided an opportunity for people to engage directly with the Inquiry Panel. The forums also included a short presentation and a discussion session on the Inquiry’s draft Final Report.

Schedule of community forums:

Previous consultation activities

You can read about community information and consultation activities completed by the Inquiry by clicking on the links below:

For more information contact the Hydraulic Fracturing Taskforce:
Phone: (+61) 08 8999 6573