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  • Gasfields Commission
  • 2020-12-21

GasFields Commission Queensland’s ‘Gas Guide 2.0’ released

GasFields Commission Queensland (GFCQ) is proud to present the new and improved Gas Guide 2.0. Working in consultation with key stakeholders including the Department of Resources, Department of Environment and Science, Resources Safety & Health Queensland, Land Court of Queensland and the Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment, GFCQ has successfully delivered the first major update to the Gas Guide since it was first published in May 2019.

Gas Guide 2.0 brings together all the information landholders need to know about gas development into one concise, easy to read document – detailing everything from the awarding of exploration permits, Land Access and Make Good Agreements, right through to gas field rehabilitation.

Updates include the addition of hyperlinks to all current and relevant petroleum and gas industry legislation, Queensland State Government forms/notices/applications and framework downloads, and recognised best practice guides, requirements and codes. Particular attention has been paid to the Dispute Resolution and Land Access/Conduct and Compensation/Make Good Agreement chapters – with the aim of clearly defining landholders' rights and obligations when dealing with resource companies operating on, or near their land.

Packed with helpful resources and designed to give landholders the information they need to negotiate a fair and reasonable outcome should a resource company request to operate on their land – GFCQ's Gas Guide is the most comprehensive guide to gas development available to landholders in Queensland.

To download your copy or to view Gas Guide 2.0 online, visit: www.gfcq.org.au/gasguide

To view Minister for Resources - Hon Scott Stewart's Media Statement, visit: https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/91225


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.


How can we help?

If you’re a landholder in the Surat, Galilee or Bowen Basins and wish to know more about what to expect with gas field developments, 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 – 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: