Coal seam gas (Inquiry)

This inquiry is a completed Legislative Council inquiry conducted by the General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5.   This inquiry was established on 5 August 2011, to inquire into and report on the environmental, health, economic and social impacts of coal seam gas activities. The role of coal seam gas in meeting the future energy needs of NSW will also be examined.

The Committee tabled its report on 1 May 2012.

Legislative Council Report Debate, 1 May 2012
Legislative Council Report Debate, 14 August 2012
Legislative Council Report Debate, 21 August 2012

Timeline (click to show)

Self-referred: 5 Aug 2011
    » Call for submissions: 5 Aug 2011
    » Submissions close: 14 Sep 2011
        » Final Report Published: 1 May 2012

Reports and Government Responses (click to show)

DateName of Document
01/05/2012Coal seam gas (Final Report)

Hearings and Transcripts (click to show)

Submissions (click to show)

View the public submission(s) published by the committee in relation to this inquiry.

The closing date for submissions was 14 September 2011

Other Documents (click to show)

DateType of Document
05/08/2011Media release
15/09/2011Media release
07/10/2011Briefing Transcript - Mr J Whitehouse - 7 October 2011
26/10/2011Media Release
14/11/2011Answers to Questions on Notice: Barrington-Gloucester-Stroud Preservation Alliance Inc
15/11/2011Transcript - Mr O Lane and Mr P Gett - 15 November 2011
17/11/2011Answers to Questions on Notice: Barrington-Gloucester-Stroud Preservation Alliance Inc
21/11/2011Answers to Questions on Notice: MidCoast Water
06/12/2011Answers to Questions on Notice: Mike Roy
07/12/2011Answers to Questions on Notice: Santos Limited
07/12/2011Answers to Questions on Notice: Santos Limited
08/12/2011Answers to Questions on Notice: Doctors for the Environment Australia
13/12/2011Answers to Questions on Notice: NSW Dept of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Service
21/12/2011Answers to Questions on Notice: AGL Energy Ltd
20/01/2012Answers to Questions on Notice: Environmental Defender's Office Ltd
30/01/2012Answers to Questions on Notice: Wollongong City Council
30/01/2012Answers to Questions on Notice: Sydney Catchment Authority
30/01/2012Answers to Questions on Notice: Dart Energy
31/01/2012Answers to Questions on Notice: Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association Limited (APPEA) [Part 2]
31/01/2012Answers to Questions on Notice: Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association Limited (APPEA) [Part 1]
31/01/2012Answers to Questions on Notice: Local Government and Shires Association of NSW
06/02/2012Answers to Questions on Notice: NSW Dept of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure an Services
06/02/2012Answers to Questions on Notice: Dr Stuart Khan, University of New South Wales
09/02/2012Answers to Questions on Notice: Australian Government National Water Commission
10/02/2012Answers to Questions on Notice: Mark Ogge, Beyond Zero Emissions
20/11/2012Letter of clarification: Metgasco, Evidence 08/12/2011

Contact Us (click to show)

This is a completed inquiry. The contacts below are historical only.

Inquiry Terms of Reference (click to show)

This inquiry was self-referred. These terms of reference were self-referred by the Committee on 5 August 2011

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