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Question Without Notice No. 370 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 April 2019 by Hon Diane Evers

Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

FRACKING — SOUTH WEST REGION

370. Hon DIANE EVERS to the minister representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum:

I refer to the two studies currently being undertaken in the south west region—the Noble gas facility's assessment of the groundwater resources and connection of aquifers in the Peel region and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy in partnership with CSIRO's Local Voices survey.

(1) Is the minister aware of these studies?

(2) If yes to (1), are any state agencies involved or assisting in these studies?

(3) Will the minister request a copy of the results of these studies?

(4) Will the minister confirm that the results of these studies will not impact the government's commitment to ban fracking in the Perth, Peel and south west regions?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I thank the member for the question. The following information has been provided to me by the Minister for Mines and Petroleum.

(1) No.

(2) Not applicable.

(3) No.

(4) The government has already implemented its policy of a ban on hydraulic fracture stimulation in the south west, Peel and Perth metropolitan regions.