7 February 2020: Insight today had an incorrect link for our submission on the Petroleum Bill – for that submission, please visit this page.

The EDO has made a submission to the NT Department of Environment and Natural Resources on draft Environment Protection Regulations.

On the whole, the EDO supports the draft Regulations, subject to the recommendations made in this submission. In particular, the EDO supports the prescriptive nature of the draft Regulations in guiding the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process. This will provide a level of clarity and certainty and with this, greater transparency and accountability, around the decision-making framework for EIA in the Northern Territory.