New guide to help landholders on gas development
Published Monday, 21 December, 2020 at 03:48 PM
Minister for Resources
The Honourable Scott Stewart
A comprehensive guide on Queensland landholders’ rights and obligations on gas development has received a major update.
Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the GasFields Commission Queensland’s Gas Guide 2.0 pulls together all the information landholders need to know about gas development into one document.
“The Gas Guide 2.0 is designed to give landholders the information they need to negotiate a fair and reasonable outcome should a resource company request to operate on private land,” Mr Stewart said.
“It covers everything from awarding exploration permits, land access and making good agreements, to gas field rehabilitation.”
“The gas industry is an important part of the Queensland economy generating millions of dollars in royalties so it’s vital there is information and support available for everyone associated with it.”
The Gas Guide 2.0 is the first major update to the Gasfield Commission’s flagship publication, first published in May 2019.
GasField Commission Queensland Acting CEO Warwick Squire said the guide was the result of working with key industry stakeholders including the Department of Resources, Resources Safety and Health Queensland, Land Court of Queensland and the office of Groundwater Impact Assessment.
“The Gas Guide 2.0 is the most comprehensive guide to gas development available in Queensland,” Mr Squire said.
“The Commission prides itself on delivering support to regional communities and landholders, through a range of education and information sharing campaigns aimed at clearly defining landholders' rights and obligations when dealing with resources companies operating on, or near their land.
“The release of the Gas Guide 2.0 is another example of the Commission providing regional communities and landholders the information and support they need to make informed decisions when engaging with resource companies.”
The updates within Gas Guide 2.0 include the addition of links to all current and relevant petroleum and gas industry legislation, Queensland Government forms and framework downloads, and recognised industry best practice guides, requirements and codes.
Packed with helpful resources, Gas Guide 2.0 can be used as a reference guide to help landholders develop business plans, prepare for meetings and importantly, to help negotiate fair and reasonable outcomes when engaging with resources companies operating in their vicinity.
To download your copy of Gas Guide 2.0, visit: www.gfcq.org.au/gasguide.
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