Consultation opens on proposed stakeholder engagement guideline for hydraulic fracturing

Have your say before 16 February 2020
Date: Thursday, 19 December 2019

The State Government is seeking comment on proposed changes to stakeholder engagement and consultation processes to address hydraulic fracturing.

The public consultation paper relates to Action 4 of the Implementation Plan for the Government’s response to the Independent Scientific Panel Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation in Western Australia.

It is proposed that an addition will be made to the Guideline for the Development of Petroleum and Geothermal Environment Plans in Western Australia to specify further requirements for hydraulic fracturing projects.

To assist stakeholders to provide feedback, the consultation paper includes information about the lifecycle of hydraulic fracturing projects.

The consultation period ends on 16 February 2020. Submissions can be made by email to

Further information about the Implementation Plan is available at