28 September 2023

Join the conversation to enhance coexistence in Queensland

Queenslanders are encouraged to have their say on proposed changes that will help improve the sustainable coexistence of landholders, rural and regional communities, and the resources and energy sectors.

The consultation paper builds on the Queensland Government’s response to the GasFields Commission Queensland’s (GFCQ) review into coal seam gas-induced subsidence by delivering on a commitment to introduce a framework that assesses, manages and compensates for the impact of coal seam gas-induced subsidence on farming operations.

Other proposed coexistence reforms include:

  • expanding the remit of the Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment (OGIA) to provide independent scientific advice, assessment and develop tools to help manage the impacts of CSG-induced subsidence on farming operations.
  • expanding the role of the Land Access Ombudsman (LAO) to provide support to stakeholders on a broader range of land access disputes through an alternative dispute resolution pathway.
  • revising GFCQ’s role to provide enhanced information, engagement and education services to the community and industry on land access and coexistence issues across the resources and renewable energy sectors.

The reforms will help build stronger relationships between resources, agriculture and other land uses.

Have your say

Please read the consultation paper Coexistence institutions and CSG-induced subsidence management framework and provide your feedback online or by emailing resourcespolicy@resources.qld.gov.au.

Consultation closes 5pm, Friday 8 December 2023.

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