GasFields Commission publishes ‘Shared Landscapes – Industry Snapshot’ Report

The GasFields Commission Queensland have released the ‘Shared Landscapes – Industry Snapshot’ Report (the report). The report combines a range of information from a variety of data sources and aims to briefly delineate the current state of Queensland’s petroleum and gas industry (reporting on FY20 data), including development areas, groundwater management processes, compliance and economic contributions made to regional communities and the State.

The report is a result of months of preparation, engagement and stakeholder collaboration that has enabled the Commission to publish this information that aims to assist landholders and regional communities increase their knowledge and understanding of the current state of Queensland’s onshore gas industry, together with emerging trends and opportunities.

Click to download your copy of the ‘Shared Landscapes – Industry Snapshot’ Report.

The Commission would like to formally acknowledge and thank all of our key stakeholders who contributed to the formation of this report, including:

  • Members of the GasFields Commission Queensland Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG)
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
  • Australian Energy Market Operator
  • Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)
  • CSIRO’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA)
  • Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
  • Department of Environment and Science
  • Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water
  • Department of Resources
  • International Energy Agency
  • Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment
  • Office of the Land Access Ombudsman
  • Queensland Government – Business Queensland
  • Queensland Resources Council
  • Queensland Treasury
  • Resources Safety & Health Queensland
  • Trade and Investment Queensland

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.

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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.

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 2.0, to obtain all the information you need to negotiate a fair and reasonable outcome should a resource company request to operate on your land.

Gas Guide 2.0 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 2.0, please contact us directly via: