Members of the public can now access key information and data on onshore petroleum activities through the Northern Territory Government’s new Petroleum Onshore Information NT (POINT) portal.
POINT contributes to the NT Government’s commitment to ensuring transparency in the development and regulation of the onshore petroleum industry.
The free mapping portal provides information on the onshore petroleum industry in the Territory, including:
- The Territory’s regulatory framework;
- Industry codes of practice and guidelines;
- Geological regions in the NT, including Basins and Sub-basins;
- Petroleum titles;
- Petroleum wells;
- Companies with a petroleum interest in the NT; and
- Petroleum activities.
The Territory Government is also developing and implementing the most comprehensive and contemporary regulatory model for onshore petroleum in Australia, if not the world, to make sure the industry can occur while safeguarding water and the environment. Further information about how the government is progressing the inquiry’s 135 recommendations can be found here.
Minister for Environment, Eva Lawler, said the natural environment is one of the Territory’s best assets and it’s a large part of what makes living in the NT so special.
“It is important that our unique environment and the jobs that rely on it are protected – and that is exactly what this Government is doing,” Minister Lawler said.
“Today’s launch of the POINT Portal strengthens accountability and transparency, and is another measure we are taking to protect our environment.”
To view the POINT Portal visit point.nt.gov.au