GasFields Commission Delivers ‘LGAQ Update’ Webinar

The GasFields Commission Queensland (GFCQ) has presented a webinar to the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) regarding two concurrent work programs – the GFCQ Shared Landscapes Report and GFCQ’s Engagement Team 2022 Engagement Plan.

The session provided attendees with a valuable insight into the role and function of GFCQ, together with the work programs GFCQ are currently delivering/developing. Presentation chapter markers are below:

  • 00:23 – LGAQ Introduction (Simon Booth – LGAQ Infrastructure, Policy & Regional Communities)
  • 01:39 – GFCQ Introduction (Jon Thomas – GFCQ Director of Policy and Projects)
  • 03:00 – Overview of Role and Function of the GFCQ
  • 09:00 – Update on ‘Shared Landscapes’ Reports (Lidia Gossmann – GFCQ Senior Project Officer)
  • 16:25 – GFCQ working with LGAs
  • 17:37 – Outlook of Gas Development throughout QLD (Jon Thomas [GFCQ])
  • 22:39 – Engagement Team Overview (Lee Coulthard – GFCQ A/Stakeholder Engagement Manager)
  • 29:54 – Engagement Team’s ‘Lessons Learned’
  • 32:19 – How can GFCQ’s Engagement Team work with you?
  • 34:21 – Presentation Summary (Jon Thomas [GFCQ])
  • 37:25 – Q&A Session
  • 43:30 – Discussion of working with the Gas Industry and GFCQ (Michael Parker – A/CEO Central Highlands Regional Council).

View the ‘LGAQ Update’ Webinar below, or click here to view on YouTube.

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The Commission remains committed to publishing factual and contemporary information related to the onshore gas industry, that is both meaningful and valuable to our stakeholders.

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 achieve thriving communities in areas of gas development that are free from discord and supported by well-informed, 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. These education and engagement activities occur with individual landholders via Commission facilitated webinars, information sessions, publications (The Gas Guide, Shared Landscapes Reports), face-to-face meetings and public 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.