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WA Fracking Inquiry


The Inquiry Panel will be visiting a select number of communities across WA for "Public Meetings' in late February/early March.  The McGowan Government will then form a decision on whether to ban fracking everywhere, or allow it to go ahead in certain areas.

  • Tuesday 27th February 2018 Broome 1pm til 5pm - Lotteries House Hall, 642 Cable Beach Road East, Broome (meet at 12.40pm for group photo!)
  • Wednesday 28 February 2018 Perth CBD 12:30pm til 4:30pm - Meeting Room 7, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth (meet at 12 noon for a photo outside the PCEC, in the forecourt on the grass. Look for people in yellow!)
  • Thursday 1st March 2018 Dongara 11am til 1pm - Irwin Recreation Centre, 1 Ridley St, Port Denison (meet at 10.30am for photo).
  • Friday 2nd March 2018 Dandaragan 10am til midday - Dandaragan Community Centre, JC Grieve Sportsground, 3550 Dandaragan Road. (meet at 9.30am for photo).
This is our chance to have a say on the future of Western Australia. Come along to have your say, and get there 30 mins beforehand for a photo outside!

The WA (McGowan) Government has responded to community concerns about the risks of fracking gasfields by calling an inquiry and appointing a panel, chaired by Dr Tom Hatton.

The Inquiry began in November and in August 2018 will deliver a report to the WA Government. Details of the terms of reference can be found on the Inquiry website here, as well as background papers, information on the panel, and the scope of the inquiry. 


Submissions can be made until March 19, 2018. There's no requirement on length or format, but we have tips here.

Short or long, email your thoughts to [email protected] and cc in your local MP!

Make sure the inquiry panel is not just hearing from the gas industry - send a quick submission with our online tool, or make a more powerful submission with our tips or by attending one of our workshops.

Customise your submission to let the panel know how fracking could impact on your livelihood, health, environment, land, the food you eat or the water you drink. Your submission will also be more powerful if you back up your statements with references.

TIPS for writing a powerful submission can be found here, as well as a postal address to send submission to.