Government announcements, News

A new era for Queensland resources, agriculture

The Queensland Government is furthering its legislation to strengthen the coexistence framework for agriculture and resource industries.

The Queensland Government is furthering its legislation to strengthen the coexistence framework for agriculture and resource industries.

First announced in April, the legislation aims to assesses and manages the impact of coal seam gas-induced subsidence on agricultural land, and provide a pathway for landholders to be compensated if required.

The reforms include expanding the remit of Queensland’s coexistence institutions including the GasFields Commission Queensland which will now be known as Coexistence Queensland.

“Queensland’s coexistence framework has been strong, but we have never compromised on our efforts to making it stronger,” Queensland Resources and Critical Minerals Minister Scott Stewart said.

The reforms are centred on Australia’s clean energy transformation. Queensland holds over 50 of the critical minerals needed to hit net-zero.

“Queensland is leading the nation in the development of world leading practice when it comes to coexistence,” Queensland Minister of Energy and Clean Economy Jobs Mick de Brenni said.

“Working with communities is at the heart of our clean economy transition, and the Queensland Government is committed to ensuring we listen and work with locals and landholders.

“The clean energy transition presents a once in a generation opportunity for landholders, and agriculture and resource businesses. By working together, we can achieve fantastic outcomes for all.”

The legislation also includes amendments to improve processes for assessing and administering resource authorities.

Subscribe to Australian Mining and receive the latest news on product announcements, industry developments, commodities and more.

Send this to a friend