The Queensland Government has introduced the Gasfields Commission Bill 2012 into the State Parliament, which seeks to formalise the powers of the Gasfields Commission.


Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney said the Bill would allow for a positive step towards promoting co-existence between resource companies, landholders and the broader community.


“Since its establishment in April 2012, the Gasfields Commission has been doing some great work in the community, working towards better co-existence between industries and landholders,” Mr Seeney said.


“While this industry is pumping billions of dollars into the local economy and will generate significant royalty revenue, it must co-exist with the agricultural sector and better work with the rural landholders and regional communities that we depend on for food and fibre.

“The agricultural industry has been the backbone of regional Queensland since settlement and is worth $12 billion to the State.  The Newman Government is committed to doubling the value of food production by 2040.