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  • Gasfields Commission
  • 2020-09-08

Navigating Land Access webinar

The GasFields Commission Queensland has commenced a series of public webinars in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources Mines, and Energy (DNRME), the Department of Environment and Science (DES), the Land Access Ombudsman (LAO) and the Land Court of Queensland (LCQ). View the full webinar below, or click this link to view via YouTube: https://bit.ly/GFCQ-NLA-Webinar

The first of the series – Navigating Land Access – brought together subject matter experts from the Queensland State Government and associated organisations to present and discuss the very latest relevant information on laws, best practice, processes, environmental management and what support is available to landholders dealing with land access issues. Click this link to download the interactive slide deck presented as part of the webinar: https://bit.ly/GFCQ-NLA-Webinar-Slides.

What should landholders expect?

If you’re a landholder in the Surat, Galilee or Bowen Basins and wish to know more about what to expect regarding land access, the GasFields Commission (the Commission) strongly encourages you to download a copy of our flagship publication, The Gas Guide, to obtain all the information you need to negotiate a fair and reasonable outcome should a resource company request to operate on your land.

The Gas Guide catalogues pertinent information that landholders need to know about the various stages of petroleum and gas development in Queensland – including a chapter outlining ‘Why do resource companies access private land?’ (see Chapter 4 – Engagement Phase).

If you have any questions regarding the exploration process, Queensland’s onshore gas industry or you would like to receive a hard copy (ring binder) of The Gas Guide, please contact us directly via:


Who are the GasFields Commission Queensland?

Established as an independent statutory body in 2013, the Commission's purpose is to manage and improve the sustainable coexistence of landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry in Queensland. The Commission manages sustainable coexistence in petroleum and gas producing regions of Queensland, and will continue to do so as the industry expands into new and emerging basins. Our vision is to see thriving and inclusive communities flourish in areas of gas development, supported by respectful and balanced stakeholder relationships. One way the Commission is endeavouring to realise this vision is by providing transparency and independent assurances that the onshore gas industry is appropriately regulated and held to account when needed. This in turn will help cultivate sustainable coexistence, whilst ensuring community and landholder confidence in the regulators and gas industry increases.

Drawing on its wealth of experience in the development of the gas industry and by collaborating with other relevant entities, the Commission provides a range of support to communities and landholders, primarily through education and engagement. This education and engagement occurs through direct contact with individual landholders and via Commission facilitated webinars, information sessions, publications (The Gas Guide, Shared Landscape Report, On New Ground), pop-up shops, meetings and workshops. It should be noted that the Commission does not engage in individual negotiations between landholders and gas companies, but rather provides communities and landholders with the information and support they need to make informed decisions and achieve good outcomes.