Community Consultation

Have your say

The Inquiry welcomes your comments and feedback at any time.

You can contact the Inquiry by:

Email
Send an email too: fracking.inquiry@nt.gov.au

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

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

Attach
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Personal details, including email addresses, postal addresses and phone numbers will not be published.

Community Consultation Phase 1

On 20 February 2017 the Inquiry released a Background and Issues Paper to facilitate the first stage of consultation with Territorians.

The Background and Issues Paper outlines the potential risks andissues of hydraulic fracturing of onshore unconventional shale reservoirs and associated activities, within the Terms of Reference of the Inquiry.

Following its release, the Inquiry invited public comment on the Paper and undertook extensive community consultation, including:

Public Hearings

The Inquiry held 37 formal hearings in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Darwin 6 – 10 March 2017.

The hearings were streamed live on the Inquiry’s website and recorded.

To view the hearing video recordings and transcripts, as well as submissions tabled at the hearings go to the Submissions Library.

Community Information and Engagement Meetings

The Inquiry visited 14 major, regional and remote communities across the Northern Territory in March 2017 as listed below:

Over 1000 people attended community information and engagement sessions.

Community feedback on the risks and issues outlined in the Background and Issues Paper was provided to the Inquiry panel verbally, in round table group discussions, as well as through paper feedback forms. 109 feedback forms were received from community meetings.

Feedback received during the community meetings will be included in the Inquiry's Interim Report, which is expected to be published mid 2017.

Have Your Say online page

The Inquiry established an online Have your Say page which included a survey style feedback form on the risks and issues outlined in the Background and Issues Paper. 72 submissions were received. Online feedback will be included in the Inquiry's Interim Report, which is expected to be published mid 2017.

Written Feedback

Over 200 submissions were received on the Background and Issues Paper by email or post. To view the written submissions go to the Submissions Library.

Submissions on the Background and Issues Paper closed 30 April 2017.

Indigenous translations of the Background and Issues Paper

Audio translations of the Background and Issues Paper are available to download below in a number of Indigenous languages. Select the language below to show the download links.

Download a plain English version of the Background and Issues Paper here (709.7 kb).

Download the full audio file containing all 21 Chapters (39.0 mb)

Or download individual chapters below:

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