The Victorian Government has followed through on its commitment to enshrine the fracking ban in Victoria’s Constitution.
The Fracking Ban Bill has this week passed through the Upper House and Victoria’s Constitution will now be amended, safeguarding our regions from the threat of practices that are not trusted or supported by the community.
Conventional gas extraction does not involve fracking, it is a tried and tested method to access gas deep underground trapped by an impermeable rock layer.
The restart of the onshore conventional gas sector is on track for 1 July 2021.
The onshore conventional gas restart follows three years of detailed scientific investigations by the Victorian Gas Program (VGP), which found an onshore conventional gas industry would not compromise the environment or our vital agricultural sector.