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


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:07 Aug 2013
Tabling date:17 Nov 2015
Deadline for submissions:20 Sep 2013
Date Ended:17 Nov 2015
Committee:Environment and Public Affairs Committee
House:Legislative Council
Media Statements: 08/14/2013
12/16/2013
03/20/2014
11/17/2015
Important Information:
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.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
Judith Blyth received on 19 Sep 2013
Graeme Eddington received on 18 Sep 2013
Shirley Collins received on 20 Sep 2013
Clint Warn received on 17 Sep 2013
Patricia Gallaher received on 19 Sep 2013
Erica Brock received on 18 Sep 2013
Alliance for a Clean Environment Inc received on 19 Sep 2013
Rachel Tenni received on 19 Sep 2013
Guy Tunbridge received on 18 Sep 2013
Gingin Water Group Inc received on 19 Sep 2013
Steve Trafford received on 12 Sep 2013
Sharon Ogle received on 20 Sep 2013
Audrey Neale received on 9 Sep 2013
Marie Macdonald received on 18 Sep 2013
Claire Bettington received on 20 Sep 2013
Rose Holdaway received on 17 Sep 2013
Environmental Health Australia (WA) Inc received on 18 Sep 2013
Lisa Smith received on 20 Sep 2013
Public Health Association Australia (WA Branch) received on 20 Sep 2013
Georgia Scott received on 20 Sep 2013
Dean Benjamin Leggo received on 20 Sep 2013
AWE Limited received on 7 Oct 2013
New Standard Energy Ltd received on 4 Oct 2013
Gary Fuller received on 16 Sep 2013
Vaughan Ujdur received on 17 Sep 2013
Craig Phillips received on 20 Sep 2013
Paul Loring received on 18 Sep 2013
Brenda McAuliffe Poznik received on 19 Sep 2013
GE (Australia & New Zealand) received on 20 Sep 2013
Patricia McAuliffe received on 17 Sep 2013
Susan Brown received on 18 Sep 2013
Aimee Carson received on 18 Sep 2013
Leonie Stubbs received on 17 Sep 2013
Nick Tsurikov received on 17 Sep 2013
Deborah Weymouth received on 19 Sep 2013
Rebecca and Glen Mackin received on 12 Sep 2013
Sandra Reed and Nigel Rice received on 18 Sep 2013
Lock the Gate Alliance received on 20 Sep 2013
Steve Gilman received on 13 Sep 2013
Julian Sharp received on 23 Aug 2013
Dr Ann-Maree Lynch Calnan received on 20 Sep 2013
Frack Free Geraldton received on 19 Sep 2013
John Daw received on 18 Sep 2013
Anglican EcoCare Commission received on 20 Sep 2013
Halliburton received on 4 Oct 2013
Shane Love MLA, Member for Moore received on 3 Oct 2013
Ronda Harman received on 16 Sep 2013
Yawuru Native Title Holders Aboriginal Corporation received on 20 Sep 2013
Ian James received on 13 Aug 2013
No Fracking Way received on 17 Sep 2013
Mandy Juniper received on 20 Sep 2013
Tony Lambert (Cervantes Lodge) received on 12 Sep 2013
Department of Water received on 9 Oct 2013
Susannah Shields received on 5 Sep 2013
Anthony Palmer received on 16 Sep 2013
Regnan Governance Research & Engagement Pty Ltd received on 17 Sep 2013
David and Joan Cook received on 20 Sep 2013
Environs Kimberley received on 20 Sep 2013
John Hakesley received on 20 Sep 2013
Roy Oldham received on 17 Sep 2013
Andrew Thompson received on 20 Sep 2013
Sustainable Energy Now Inc received on 20 Sep 2013
The Wilderness Society (WA) Inc received on 5 Sep 2013
Cape Conservation Group Inc received on 18 Sep 2013
Angus King received on 19 Sep 2013
Kerry Grant received on 18 Sep 2013
POWER Eneabba received on 18 Sep 2013
ConocoPhillips received on 9 Oct 2013
Judith Cullity received on 20 Sep 2013
John R Budge received on 19 Sep 2013
The Chamber of Minerals & Energy of WA received on 4 Oct 2013
WA Department of Health received on 4 Oct 2013
Eric, Richard and Mary Holmes received on 20 Sep 2013
Water Corporation received on 19 Sep 2013
Ron Morris received on 20 Sep 2013
Santos Ltd received on 4 Oct 2013
Amanda Rowland received on 10 Sep 2013
Simone McInnes received on 25 Aug 2013
Environmental Protection Authority received on 25 Mar 2014
Peter Mack received on 18 Sep 2013
UIL Energy received on 19 Sep 2013
Andrew Smart received on 18 Aug 2013
Dr Valerie van Loggerenberg received on 19 Sep 2013
Tamboran Resources received on 20 Sep 2013
Cliff Harris received on 24 Sep 2013
Christine and Kingsley Smith received on 20 Sep 2013
Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering received on 20 Sep 2013
Conservation Council of Western Australia (Inc) received on 4 Oct 2013
John Clark received on 5 Sep 2013
Department of Mines and Petroleum received on 3 Oct 2013
Buru Energy Limited received on 18 Sep 2013
Farida Iqbal received on 20 Sep 2013
Tony Lambert (Cervantes Lodge) received on 20 Sep 2013
Mary Sturmer received on 18 Aug 2013
Bronwyn Scallan received on 19 Sep 2013
Paul Scallan received on 19 Sep 2013
Kent Heard received on 19 Sep 2013
Brett Woodroffe received on 20 Sep 2013
Nathalie Haymann received on 18 Sep 2013
Sven Borg received on 18 Sep 2013
Dr Gregory Glazov received on 19 Sep 2013
APPEA received on 3 Oct 2013
Ruth Mouchemore received on 20 Sep 2013
Hon Robin Chapple MLC received on 20 Sep 2013
Robyn Watts received on 17 Sep 2013
Dan Clarke received on 19 Sep 2013
Celia Lee received on 18 Sep 2013
The Country Womens Association of Western Australia (Inc) received on 15 Aug 2013
Christine Elsasser received on 20 Sep 2013
Alison Farmer received on 17 Sep 2013
Galen White received on 20 Sep 2013
Adriana Pracas received on 18 Sep 2013
Meegan Overstone received on 20 Sep 2013
Doctors for the Environment Australia (SA) received on 20 Sep 2013
Environmental Health Australia (WA) Inc received on 26 Mar 2014
Eileen Whitehead received on 11 Sep 2013
The Commercial Egg Producers Association of Western Australia (Inc) received on 6 Mar 2014
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
07 Feb 201410:15 AMConservation Council of WA
07 Feb 201411:30 AMDepartment of Water
07 Feb 201401:30 PMAPPEA
10 Feb 201410:15 AMWater Corporation
10 Feb 201401:30 PMHalliburton
17 Feb 201410:15 AMDepartment of Health
17 Feb 201411:30 AMDepartment of Mines and Petroleum
17 Feb 201401:30 PMPrivate Citizen
12 Mar 201410:30 AMPublic Health Association of Australia (WA)
31 Mar 201410:15 AMEnvironmental Protection Authority
31 Mar 201411:30 AMSantos Ltd
31 Mar 201401:30 PMEnvironmental Health Australia (WA)
12 Sep 201410:00 AMQueensland Gasfields Commission
27 Oct 201410:00 AMIrwin Rec Centre, Port DenisonShire of Irwin
27 Oct 201411:00 AMIrwin Rec Centre, Port DenisonShire of Coorow
27 Oct 201401:00 PMIrwin Rec Centre, Port DenisonAWE Limited
27 Oct 201402:00 PMIrwin Rec Centre, Port DenisonPOWER Eneabba
25 Aug 201511:00 AMDepartment of Mines and Petroleum
Videos:
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 Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Piers Verstegen (Director, Conservation Council of WA) on 7 Feb 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 7 Feb 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 7 Feb 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 Feb 2014
Evidence by.. Mr David Guglielmo (Country Manager, Halliburton Australia Pty Ltd) on 10 Feb 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Steven Gilman (private citizen) on 17 Feb 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 Feb 2014
Evidence by.. Professor Tarun Weeramanthri (Executive Director, Public Health, Department of Health), Dr Martin Matisons (Principal Toxicologist, Department of Health) on 17 Feb 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 Mar 2014
Evidence by.. Dr Paul Vogel (Chairman, Environmental Protection Authority) on 31 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 2014
Evidence by.. Mr John Cotter (Chairman, GasFields Commission Queensland), Mr Jeffrey Haworth (Executive Director, Petroleum, Department of Mines and Petroleum) on 12 Sep 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Ray Hortin (Chairman, POWER Eneabba), Mr Eric Holmes (Farmer) on 27 Oct 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Stuart Chandler (President, Shire of Irwin), Mr Darren Simmons (Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Irwin) on 27 Oct 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Damien Rackemann (President, Shire of Coorow), Mr Darren Friend (Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Coorow) on 27 Oct 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Bruce Clement (Managing Director, AWE Ltd), Mr Mark Fabian (Subsurface Manager, Onshore Western Australia, AWE Ltd) on 27 Oct 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 Aug 2015