Community Update #20 - 21 August 2017

The independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Onshore Unconventional Reservoirs in the Northern Territory (the Inquiry) commences two weeks of community forums in regional and remote communities across the Territory tomorrow.

The schedule for the regional and remote community forums is:

Tuesday 22 August 2017: Mataranka 5.00pm – 7.00pm (Roper Gulf Regional Council Community Hall)

Wednesday 23 August 2017: Daly Waters 10.00am – 12.00pm (Daly Waters Pub)

Wednesday 23 August 2017: Borroloola 3.30pm – 5.30pm (Savannah Way Motel Restaurant)

Thursday 24 August 2017: Ngukurr 10.00am – 12.00pm (Roper Gulf Regional Council Office)

Friday 25 August 2017: Maningrida 11.00am – 1.00pm (Maningrida Town Hall)

Monday 28 August 2017: Hermannsburg 11:30am - 1:30pm (Sport and Recreation Centre (venue TBC))

Tuesday 29 August 2017: Yuendumu 11:00am - 1:00pm (Peace Park adjoining Council building)

Wednesday 30 August 2017: Elliott 10:00am – 12:00pm (Elliott Sport and Recreation Centre)

Wednesday 30 August 2017: Timber Creek 3:00pm - 5:00pm (Timber Creek Council Hall)

Thursday 31 August 2017: Nhulunbuy 4:00pm – 6:00pm (Walkabout Motel Gulf Room)

Friday 1 September 2017: Yirrkala 10:00am – 12 noon (Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Arts Centre Yirrkala – Saltwater Auditorium)

Friday 1 September 2017: Gapuwiyak 3:30pm – 5:30 pm (East Arnhem Regional Council Drop In Centre)

The community forums provide an opportunity for people to engage directly with the Inquiry Panel. The forums will also include a short presentation and a discussion session on the Inquiry’s Interim Report released last month.

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

The Inquiry held public hearings and community meetings in Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine and Tennant Creek between 31 July and 12 August 2017. Video recordings and transcripts of the presentations made at the public hearings are currently being uploaded to the ‘submissions library’ on the Inquiry’s website, with all presentations to be available in the coming days.

Submissions to the Inquiry can be made at any time in writing via email, post or the ‘have your say’ page on the Inquiry’s website.

For more information visit or contact the Hydraulic Fracturing Taskforce:

Phone: (+61) 08 8999 6573