Community Update #17 - 2 August 2017

The independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Onshore Unconventional Reservoirs in the Northern Territory (the Inquiry) will hold community forums in Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Humpty Doo and Darwin next week.

The schedule of community forums is:

Tuesday 8 August 2017Katherine4.30pm – 6.30pmGodinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre
Thursday 10 August 2017Tennant Creek4.00pm – 6.00pmTennant Creek Civic Hall
Friday 11 August 2017Alice Springs9.00am – 11.00amAlice Springs Convention Centre
Friday 11 August 2017Humpty Doo4.00pm – 6.00pmHumpty Doo Village Green
Saturday 12 August 2017Darwin9.00am – 11.00amDarwin Convention Centre

The community forums provide an opportunity for people to engage directly with the Inquiry outside of its formal public hearing process on the Inquiry’s Interim Report, which was released last month.

Members of the Inquiry Panel will provide a short briefing on the interim assessments of some of the identified risks and benefits of hydraulic fracturing for shale gas in the Northern Territory and hold round table discussions to discuss the Interim Report in further detail.

Individuals, organisations and other stakeholders are welcome to attend. Registration for the community forums is not required.

Additional community forums will be in held in regional and remote towns and communities throughout the Northern Territory from 21 August to 1 September 2017. Details about these community forums will be released soon.

The Inquiry commenced its second round of public hearings this week. The public hearings are being held in Darwin (31 July – 2 August), Alice Springs (3-4 August), Katherine (8-9 August) and Tennant Creek (10 August).

The program for public hearings is available at:

Anyone is welcome to attend the public hearings to watch the presentations from the public gallery or the presentations can be viewed via the livestream feed on the Inquiry’s website.

For more information visit the Inquiry’s website or contact the Hydraulic Fracturing Taskforce: 

Phone: (+61) 08 8999 6573