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Reference case review report published

11 December 18

NERA has completed a review of the reference case project and its relationship to the environmental approvals process. The review and the final report was completed jointly with APPEA and took into account a broad range of perspectives from many stakeholders involved in offshore environmental approvals.

NERA would like to thank all those who contributed to the reference cases, the review, and the preparation of this report.

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Information session to improve industry consultation and transparency

28 June 18

NERA Project Manager Matt Smith has joined industry peers from NOPSEMA, APPEA and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to lead an information session on the progress of improvements to consultation and transparency in the offshore petroleum regulatory regime.

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NERA launches online portal to improve environmental approvals process

23 May 18

National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) has released its version of the reference case website following a handover of the project from NOPSEMA. This release coincides with the release of two further reference cases to conclude the 'proof of concept' phase of the project which are available for public comment until 20 June 2018. See the full press release for details on how to make comment.

The project will now enter a review phase which will identify the next steps for the project.

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