On 5 September 2017, the Western Australian Government announced an independent scientific panel inquiry into hydraulic fracture stimulation in Western Australia and appointed an independent Panel of experts, under provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, to report on the potential impacts arising from the implementation of hydraulic fracture stimulation on the onshore environment of Western Australia, outside of the Perth metropolitan, Peel and South-West regions.  

On 12 September 2018, the Independent Scientific Panel Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation in Western Australia handed its Report to the Western Australian Government, fulfilling its Terms of Reference.

On 27 November 2018, the Report and Appendices were published.

The Report reflects twelve months of consultation, review and analysis, and concludes the contribution of the Panel to this important issue for the Western Australian Government.

The Panel thanks the many people who shared their evidence and experience with the Inquiry.

This concludes the Independent Scientific Panel Inquiry.

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