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  • Gasfields Commission
  • 2019-09-02

The GasFields Commission has released one of the most detailed reports into the Queensland gas industry and its interaction with agriculture ever produced.

Titled ‘Shared Landscapes’, the report is a reflection that two primary industries, gas and agriculture, are operating side by side on the one landscape and both are significant contributors to the Queensland economy.

The report contains 117 pages of detailed data and where possible provides context in areas where the two industries overlap such as land use, economic contributions and water use.

The report took more than a year of planning, data collection, analysis and design work to complete.

GasFields Commission CEO Carolyn Collins says, “First and foremost, Shared Landscapes is a very detailed report on the Queensland gas industry, we think the most detailed ever produced.

“We’ve then included agricultural data to highlight common themes around water use, employment, land use and exports in particular".

“The two industries are operating side by side and sharing resources in regional Queensland so it’s helpful to have a clear picture of what’s happening where the two industries intersect”.

GasFields Commission Communications Director Murray Cornish says, “The challenge producing this report was collecting all the relevant data and then turning it into a document that is both informative and easy to read.

“Statistics are collected in different ways by different people and different organisations so trying to find comparable figures that are relevant to both agriculture and gas was a particularly big challenge”.

Shared Landscapes is available on the GasFields Commission website as an electronic flipbook, a full report or it can be downloaded as individual chapters.

Be aware, the full report is more than 20 MB in size and so the flip book could save you some internet pennies.