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Inquiry Name:

Inquiry into the Implications for Western Australia of Hydraulic Fracturing for Unconventional Gas

Date Commenced:08/07/2013
Date Ended:11/17/2015
Tabling Date:11/17/2015
Inquiry Status:Past

Committee Name:

Environment and Public Affairs Committee

House:Legislative Council

Members Conducting Inquiry
Members:Hon. Simon O'Brien MLC
Hon. Stephen Noel Dawson MLC
Hon. Brian Charles Ellis MLC
Hon. Paul John Brown MLC
Hon. Samantha Helen Rowe MLC


Media Statements:

08/14/2013
12/16/2013
03/20/2014
11/17/2015
Staff Members: Ms Irina Lobeto-Ortega, LLB, BA, GradDipLP (Advisory Officer (Legal))
Ms Amanda Gillingham, BA (Hons) (Research Officer)
Ms Margaret Liveris, Dip Pub Admin (Committee Clerk)

Contact Details

Phone No:9222 7229
Fax No:9222 7805
Postal Address:
Email: Click here to send an email to the Committee Office

Terms of Reference:On 7 August 2013, the Committee resolved to inquire into and report on the implications for Western Australia of hydraulic fracturing for unconventional gas, including:

a) how hydraulic fracturing may impact on current and future uses of land;

b) the regulation of chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process;

c) the use of ground water in the hydraulic fracturing process and the potential for recycling of produced water; and

d) the reclamation (rehabilitation) of land that has been hydraulically fractured.

Important Information


Legislative Council Guide to Making Submissions to a Parliamentary Committee





Deadline for Submissions:
09/20/2013

Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

Hearing Dates:

Date

Time

Venue

Organisation

Witnesses

Broadcasted In

Pub/Priv

02/07/201410:15 AMConservation Council of WA Public
02/07/201411:30 AMDepartment of Water Public
02/07/201401:30 PMAPPEA Public
02/10/201410:15 AMWater Corporation Public
02/10/201401:30 PMHalliburton Public
02/17/201410:15 AMDepartment of Health Public
02/17/201411:30 AMDepartment of Mines and Petroleum Public
02/17/201401:30 PMPrivate Citizen Public
03/12/201410:30 AMPublic Health Association of Australia (WA) Public
03/31/201410:15 AMEnvironmental Protection Authority Public
03/31/201411:30 AMSantos Ltd Public
03/31/201401:30 PMEnvironmental Health Australia (WA) Public
09/12/201410:00 AMQueensland Gasfields Commission Public
10/27/201410:00 AMIrwin Rec Centre, Port DenisonShire of Irwin Public
10/27/201411:00 AMIrwin Rec Centre, Port DenisonShire of Coorow Public
10/27/201401:00 PMIrwin Rec Centre, Port DenisonAWE Limited Public
10/27/201402:00 PMIrwin Rec Centre, Port DenisonPOWER Eneabba Public
08/25/201511:00 AMDepartment of Mines and Petroleum Public

Site Visits and Travel Details:
Broome visit 24-25 March 2014 (Yawuru traditional owners, Environs Kimberley, Buru Energy Limited, Shire of Broome) (Private)
Midwest visit 28 October 2014 ((Norwest Energy, AWE Limited) (Private)

Related Written Submissions:

Written Submission by Ian James received on 13 Aug 2013
Written Submission by The Country Womens Association of Western Australia (Inc) received on 15 Aug 2013
Written Submission by Andrew Smart received on 18 Aug 2013
Written Submission by Mary Sturmer received on 18 Aug 2013
Written Submission by Julian Sharp received on 23 Aug 2013
Written Submission by Simone McInnes received on 25 Aug 2013
Written Submission by Susannah Shields received on 5 Sep 2013
Written Submission by The Wilderness Society (WA) Inc received on 5 Sep 2013
Written Submission by John Clark received on 5 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Audrey Neale received on 9 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Amanda Rowland received on 10 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Eileen Whitehead received on 11 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Steve Trafford received on 12 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Rebecca and Glen Mackin received on 12 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Tony Lambert (Cervantes Lodge) received on 12 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Steve Gilman received on 13 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Gary Fuller received on 16 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Ronda Harman received on 16 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Anthony Palmer received on 16 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Clint Warn received on 17 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Rose Holdaway received on 17 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Vaughan Ujdur received on 17 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Patricia McAuliffe received on 17 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Leonie Stubbs received on 17 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Nick Tsurikov received on 17 Sep 2013
Written Submission by No Fracking Way received on 17 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Regnan Governance Research & Engagement Pty Ltd received on 17 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Roy Oldham received on 17 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Robyn Watts received on 17 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Alison Farmer received on 17 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Graeme Eddington received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Erica Brock received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Guy Tunbridge received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Marie Macdonald received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Environmental Health Australia (WA) Inc received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Paul Loring received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Susan Brown received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Aimee Carson received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Sandra Reed and Nigel Rice received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by John Daw received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Cape Conservation Group Inc received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Kerry Grant received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by POWER Eneabba received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Peter Mack received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Buru Energy Limited received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Nathalie Haymann received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Sven Borg received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Celia Lee received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Adriana Pracas received on 18 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Judith Blyth received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Patricia Gallaher received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Alliance for a Clean Environment Inc received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Rachel Tenni received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Gingin Water Group Inc received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Brenda McAuliffe Poznik received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Deborah Weymouth received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Frack Free Geraldton received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Angus King received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by John R Budge received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Water Corporation received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by UIL Energy received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Dr Valerie van Loggerenberg received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Bronwyn Scallan received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Paul Scallan received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Kent Heard received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Dr Gregory Glazov received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Dan Clarke received on 19 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Shirley Collins received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Sharon Ogle received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Claire Bettington received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Lisa Smith received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Public Health Association Australia (WA Branch) received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Georgia Scott received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Dean Benjamin Leggo received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Craig Phillips received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by GE (Australia & New Zealand) received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Lock the Gate Alliance received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Dr Ann-Maree Lynch Calnan received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Anglican EcoCare Commission received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Yawuru Native Title Holders Aboriginal Corporation received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Mandy Juniper received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by David and Joan Cook received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Environs Kimberley received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by John Hakesley received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Andrew Thompson received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Sustainable Energy Now Inc received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Judith Cullity received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Eric, Richard and Mary Holmes received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Ron Morris received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Tamboran Resources received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Christine and Kingsley Smith received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Farida Iqbal received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Tony Lambert (Cervantes Lodge) received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Brett Woodroffe received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Ruth Mouchemore received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Hon Robin Chapple MLC received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Christine Elsasser received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Galen White received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Meegan Overstone received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Doctors for the Environment Australia (SA) received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Cliff Harris received on 24 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Shane Love MLA, Member for Moore received on 3 Oct 2013
Written Submission by Department of Mines and Petroleum received on 3 Oct 2013
Written Submission by APPEA received on 3 Oct 2013
Written Submission by New Standard Energy Ltd received on 4 Oct 2013
Written Submission by Halliburton received on 4 Oct 2013
Written Submission by The Chamber of Minerals & Energy of WA received on 4 Oct 2013
Written Submission by WA Department of Health received on 4 Oct 2013
Written Submission by Santos Ltd received on 4 Oct 2013
Written Submission by Conservation Council of Western Australia (Inc) received on 4 Oct 2013
Written Submission by AWE Limited received on 7 Oct 2013
Written Submission by Department of Water received on 9 Oct 2013
Written Submission by ConocoPhillips received on 9 Oct 2013
Written Submission by The Commercial Egg Producers Association of Western Australia (Inc) received on 6 Mar 2014
Written Submission by Environmental Protection Authority received on 25 Mar 2014
Written Submission by Environmental Health Australia (WA) Inc received on 26 Mar 2014

Related Transcripts of Evidence:

• Evidence by Mr Piers Verstegen (Director, Conservation Council of WA) on 07/02/2014
• Evidence by Mr Stedman Ellis (Chief Operating Officer, Western Region, Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association), Mr Andrew Taylor (Senior Policy Adviser, Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association) on 07/02/2014
• Evidence by Mr Tadas Bagdon (Executive Director, Policy and Innovation, Department of Water), Mr Nigel Mantle (Manager, Water Source Protection Planning, Department of Water), Mr Scott Macaulay (Senior Hydrogeologist, Department of Water) on 07/02/2014
• Evidence by Mr Ashley Vincent (General Manager, Planning and Capability Group, Water Corporation), Dr Steve Capewell (Manager, Drinking Water Quality, Water Corporation) on 10/02/2014
• Evidence by Mr David Guglielmo (Country Manager, Halliburton Australia Pty Ltd) on 10/02/2014
• Evidence by Mr Steven Gilman (private citizen) on 17/02/2014
• Evidence by Mr Richard Sellers (Director General, Department of Mines and Petroleum), Dr Phil Gorey (Executive Director Environment, Department of Mines and Petroleum), Mr Jeffrey Haworth (Executive Director Petroleum, Department of Mines and Petroleum) on 17/02/2014
• Evidence by Professor Tarun Weeramanthri (Executive Director, Public Health, Department of Health), Dr Martin Matisons (Principal Toxicologist, Department of Health) on 17/02/2014
• Evidence by Dr Emma Croager (President, Public Health Association of Australia, WA Branch), Ms Jessamie Godsell (Advocacy Committee Member, Public Health Association of Australia, WA Branch) on 12/03/2014
• Evidence by Dr Paul Vogel (Chairman, Environmental Protection Authority) on 31/03/2014
• Evidence by Mr Colin Cruickshank (General Manager, Unconventional Resources and Exploration, Santos Ltd), Mr Nicholas Fox (Chief Environment Manager, Santos Ltd), Mr Matthew Doman (Manager, Public Affairs Eastern Australia, Santos Ltd) on 31/03/2014
• Evidence by Mr George Chadwick (Board Director, Environmental Health Australia (Western Australia), Mr Mark Canny (Climate Change Coordinator, City of Greater Geraldton) on 31/03/2014
• Evidence by Mr John Cotter (Chairman, GasFields Commission Queensland), Mr Jeffrey Haworth (Executive Director, Petroleum, Department of Mines and Petroleum) on 12/09/2014
• Evidence by Mr Ray Hortin (Chairman, POWER Eneabba), Mr Eric Holmes (Farmer) on 27/10/2014
• Evidence by Mr Stuart Chandler (President, Shire of Irwin), Mr Darren Simmons (Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Irwin) on 27/10/2014
• Evidence by Mr Damien Rackemann (President, Shire of Coorow), Mr Darren Friend (Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Coorow) on 27/10/2014
• Evidence by Mr Bruce Clement (Managing Director, AWE Ltd), Mr Mark Fabian (Subsurface Manager, Onshore Western Australia, AWE Ltd) on 27/10/2014
• Evidence by Mr Richard Sellers (Director General, Department of Mines and Petroleum), Ms Michelle Andrews (Deputy Director General, Strategic Policy, Department of Mines and Petroleum) on 25/08/2015

Related Reports:

• Report No 33 - Inquiry into the Implications for Western Australia of Hydraulic Fracturing for Unconventional Gas - Terms of Reference (13 Aug 2013)
• Report No 42 - Implications for Western Australia of Hydraulic Fracturing for Unconventional Gas (17 Nov 2015)

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice: