Draft Final Report

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.

Draft Final Report Plain English Version

Download a plain English version of the Draft Final Report here PDF (164.7 KB)

Audio translations of the Draft Final Report Rescript are available to download below in a number of Indigenous languages. Select the language below to show the download links.

Have Your Say

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.

Public hearings

As part of the Inquiry’s ongoing community engagement and consultation program, hearings were held in Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine and Tennant Creek from 5 – 12 February 2018. Public hearings were live streamed to the Inquiry website and uploaded to the Submission Library.

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 provided an opportunity for people to engage directly with the Inquiry Panel. The Inquiry held community information and engagement forums in the following locations:

View the Darwin Community Forum held on Saturday 10 February 2018

View the Inquiry Panel Slide Show PDF (4.1 MB)

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 presentation and a discussion session on the Inquiry’s draft Final Report.

View the Inquiry Panel Slide Show PDF (3.9 MB)

For more information contact the Hydraulic Fracturing Taskforce:
Phone: (+61) 08 8999 6573
Email: fracking.inquiry@nt.gov.au