Have your say on CSG | Survey

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CSG GROWTH: There is significant development yet to occur in coal seam gas industry.

CSG GROWTH: There is significant development yet to occur in coal seam gas industry.

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Expansion in the gas industry will see the number of production wells increase from the current 6800 to 18,000.

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LANDHOLDERS are being encouraged to complete a survey on their interactions with coal seam gas (CSG) and mining companies.

CSG project leader Daniel Phipps said AgForce Projects conducted the 30 question survey each year to assess landholders' perspectives on the resources sector and get a better understanding of their needs.

"Interactions between agriculture and resources industries have long been a part of the landscape in regional Queensland and they will continue to be long into the future," Mr Phipps said.

"While there is a perception that the CSG and mining boom is over, in reality, the industry is still growing and has entered a new phase.

"With about 6800 production wells drilled so far and estimates of 18,000 wells required across the coal seam gas industry, there is significant development yet to occur, so it's vital for landholders to be as informed as possible about developments in the sector and what changes to government legislation mean for them."

The survey covers a range of issues including conduct and compensation agreements, the relationships landholders have with resources companies as well as information and support services available.

Mr Phipps said AgForce Projects had provided support to more than 5800 landholders through workshops, field days, information sessions and one-on-one assistance since the landholder support program first began in 2011, and the annual survey helped the team tailor the information and services provided.

"It's all about ensuring we are doing everything we can to help landholders understand their rights and responsibilities so they can protect their properties, their businesses and their livelihoods," he said.

CLICK HERE to complete the survey.

Landholders completing the survey will have a chance of winning a Garmin 64S GPS device valued at $450.

The AgForce Projects team is also continuing to run workshops to inform landholders about recent changes to mining and coal seam gas laws. The next workshop will be held in Wandoan on April 20.

CLICK HERE to register on the events page for the Wandoan workshop, or call 3238 6048.

The story Have your say on CSG | Survey first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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