1.1 Purpose

The Beetaloo GBA region is estimated to contain significant and technically recoverable unconventional gas resources (Huddlestone-Holmes et al., 2020). The development of these resources involves a range of activities including drilling, hydraulic fracturing, construction of roads, well pads, pipelines and processing facilities, extraction of water, and establishment of facilities to manage waste and wastewater.

Findings from this assessment provide governments, industry and the broader community with information to support regulatory, water management and planning decisions. These findings support site-specific or project-scale assessments by providing information on where certain matters need more attention. However, the assessment does not replace any Commonwealth or Territory requirements to undertake environmental impact assessments in support of development applications or project referrals.

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