Community Consultation

Have your say

Submissions to the Inquiry closed on Sunday 25 February 2018.

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.

The Inquiry announced on 14 February 2018 that all submissions regarding its draft Final Report must be received by Sunday 25 February 2018. No further submissions will be accepted after this date to allow the Panel to read the submissions and to enable the Inquiry to complete its Final Report and hand down to Government in March 2018.

You can make contact the Inquiry by:

Send an email to:

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

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