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  • Gasfields Commission
  • 2019-12-23

How Time Flies

Since the beginning of 2010, the Queensland gas industry has grown to become one of the largest Coal Seam Gas industries in the world and Australia has become the world’s second biggest exporter of gas.

The GasFields Commission has been working in this important space for almost 7 years now and continues to evolve and develop new ways to support sustainable coexistence in the industry.

This year the Commission released The Gas Guide - pulling together important information landholders need to know about gas development into one document.

We also produced and published Shared Landscapes – one of the most detailed reports into the Queensland gas industry and its interaction with agriculture ever produced.

We also designed a unique virtual reality experience that allows users to explore a coal seam gas well located in a paddock complete with cattle, trees, a tractor and four-wheel drive. It proved to be a hit at the recent Young Beef Producers Forum in Roma.

Our engagement team was also very active responding to queries and delivering workshops all over Queensland on property mapping, gas industry phases and activities, biosecurity and how to make maximum use of the GasApp and Gas Guide.

We continued to work closely with the Land Court of Queensland and the Land Access Ombudsman to present information sessions on options for dispute resolution and we conducted industry updates where needed. In total the commission’s staff engaged with more than 2000 people this calendar year through more than 500 engagement and communications activities.

As 2019 draws to a close, the GasFields Commission would like to wish everyone a very safe Christmas and a Happy New Year - we look forward to working closely with you all again next year!