Government Policy on Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) in Tasmania

Government Policy 

The Tasmanian Government has since 2014 maintained a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the State. The policy was reconfirmed in 2018. 

The current Tasmanian Government Policy Statement on Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) 2018 is administered by Mineral Resources Tasmania, in the Department of State Growth. It applies until 2025. 

The introduction of the moratorium in 2014 was accompanied by a full review of the issue, resulting in a report published in February 2015. The documentation arising from that review is available on request.


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