Outcome of Santos Barossa court hearing
NOPSEMA is considering the implications of the federal court appeal decision in Santos NA Barossa Pty Ltd v Tipakalippa  FCAFC 193 and how we can best advise industry with guidance on the relevant person consultation requirements in the Environment Regulations.
We are aware that the decision has implications for all environment plans either yet to be submitted, or under assessment, and Minister King has requested NOPSEMA provide clarification to industry on the requirements as outlined in the judgement. We will be engaging directly with industry and other stakeholders in the short term to provide interim guidance while formal guidance is being developed.
Read Minister King's statement for more information.