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    Access to agricultural land by the minerals and petroleum resources sector
    Cabinet considered a proposed strategy to address key issues arising from the current debate around access to agricultural land by the minerals and petroleum resources sector, the catalyst for which has predominantly been the rapid growth of coal and coal seam gas exploration in the Surat Basin. While the State will reap economic rewards from the expansion of resource exploration and development,

    Mines and Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2008
    The Bill contains legislative amendments to the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004, the Petroleum Act 1923, the Mineral Resources Act 1989, the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999, the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999, the Electricity Act 1994 and the Energy Ombudsman Act 2006. The amendments propose to: amend the legislative framework to implement the Queensland

    Management of associated water produced from coal seam gas production
    Coal seam gas (CSG) production is booming in Queensland. Significant quantities of water are produced in CSG production - in 2007, 12.5 gigalitres (GL) were produced in Queensland. The production of gas for domestic consumption in the Surat Basin will produce an estimated annual average of 25GL of CSG water for the next 25 years, with the additional water equivalent to between one-third and three-

    Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Impacts Review
    In August 2009, Cabinet considered a submission on the impacts of the potential coal seam gas (CSG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industries. The submission provided an update on the nine (9) key policy objectives that were established by Cabinet in September 2008. These key policy objectives include: the security of domestic gas supply; electricity and domestic gas market impacts to be moni

    Qld Gas Security of Supply
    The Queensland Government is aware of the importance of natural gas to Queensland's ongoing energy security and is also aware of the significance of the emerging liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry to the State's future economic development. In September 2009, the Queensland Government released a consultation paper for public comment. The consultation paper set out two options: Option 1 - appl

    SEQ Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) and Other Leg Amend Bill 2010
    The South East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 provides the regulatory framework, including operational powers, to enable the three new council owned entities to deliver water and wastewater services to customers within South East Queensland from 1 July 2010. The Bill enables the continued and effective management of water restrict

    Annual Gas Market Review
    The first commercial production of coal seam gas (CSG) in Queensland occurred at Moura in 1996. Since then the industry has experienced remarkable growth, with considerable investment in the development of the State’s extensive CSG resources leading to the emergence of the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export industry to be based in Gladstone. Partly as a result of the emerging LNG indus

    Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Blueprint
    The first “Blueprint for Queensland’s LNG Industry” was released in September 2009. This Blueprint provided a framework for developing an LNG industry in Queensland. The new LNG Blueprint informs the community and industry of progressive Government initiatives to achieve a sustainable LNG Industry and a balance between the new LNG industry and the continuation of the agricultural industry. The

    Mines and Energy Amendment (No.2) Bill 2010
    The Mines and Energy Legislation Amendment (No. 2) 2010 (the Bill) amends the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (P&G Act) to enable the specification and enforcement of nation-wide introduction of minimum energy performance standards for gas appliances. The Bill also includes various amendments to the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 and Coal Mining Safety and Healt

    Gas Security Amendment Bill 2011
    The Gas Security Amendment Bill 2011 amends the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (P&G Act) to enable implementation of the Prospective Gas Production Land Reserve (PGPLR) policy. The PGPLR policy will allow conditioning of an exploration tenure over certain gas prospective land to ensure gas produced from a subsequent production lease over the same area is supplied to the Austra

    2011 Gas Market Review and Government Response
    The first commercial production of coal seam gas (CSG) in Queensland occurred at Moura in 1996. Since then the industry has experienced remarkable growth, with considerable investment in the development of the State’s extensive CSG resources leading to the emergence of the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export industry to be based in Gladstone. Partly as a result of the emerging LNG indu

    2012 Queensland Gas Market Review
    The state of the Queensland gas market is assessed annually via the Gas Market Review (GMR), in consultation with participants. The review provides advice to Government on security of supply for domestic customers and gas market development issues. For the 2012 GMR Report modelling and analysis was undertaken on a range of issues relevant to the future of the Queensland (and broader eastern Austr

    Energy and Water Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
    The Energy and Water Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 formalises the Queensland Government’s decisions to: cease the Queensland Gas Scheme’s (the Gas Scheme) operation on 31 December 2013; cease the Smart Energy Savings Program (SESP) at the earliest opportunity; and facilitate the transfer of water and sewerage services for the new Noosa Council on 1 January 2014. The Gas Scheme commenced in 2005

    Petroleum and Gas Production Safety Regulation and Fee Decision RIS
    The Petroleum and Gas (P&G) Safety and Health Fee is a full cost recovery fee system for the Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate (the Inspectorate), to undertake its regulatory role under the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004. This P&G Safety and Health Fee was introduced in 2010, replacing the previous cost recover fee system, in order to better fund the Inspectorate allowing them t

    Appointment of Energy and Water Ombudsman Qld
    The Office of the Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland (EWOQ) is an independent statutory authority which receives, investigates and facilitates the resolution of complaints made by small energy customers in Queensland and water customers in South East Queensland in relation to the connection, supply or sale of electricity, gas or water by a member of the Scheme. The EWOQ has offices in Brisbane,

    Appointments to the Gasfields Commission
    The Gasfields Commission Act 2013 (the Act) establishes the Gasfields Commission (the Commission) to manage and improve the sustainable coexistence of landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry in Queensland. The Act provides that the Commission is made up of a full-time commissioner, who is the chairperson, and up to six part-time commissioners. It also requires that when reco

    Underground coal gasification activity in Queensland
    Since 2009, underground coal gasification (UCG) pilot trial projects have been undertaken to demonstrate the technical, commercial and environmental viability of the technology, including the management of environmental impacts. The UCG trial projects have been conducted on a limited scale only. A legislative moratorium will be introduced on all activities relating to mineral (f) under the Mine

    Review of Industry Levy for Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment
    The Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment is funded through an annual industry levy under the Water Act 2000. A review of the regulation for the annual industry levy is required every three years. The purpose of the Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) is to summarise the outcomes of this review and seek stakeholder feedback on the recommendation made in the RIS. In reviewing the indu

    Environment Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Environmental Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill will amend the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (EP Act) and the Water Act 2000 to ensure that the environmental impacts of groundwater take are better managed and that deficiencies in the make good arrangements for groundwater take are addressed. The Bill amends the environmental authority process u

    Appointment of Chairperson and commissioners of the Gasfields Commission
    The Gasfields Commission Act 2013 (the Act) establishes the Gasfields Commission to manage and improve the sustainable coexistence of landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry in Queensland. The Act provides that the Gasfields Commission is made up of a full-time commissioner, who is the chairperson, and up to six part-time commissioners. It also requires that when recommendin

    Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016
    The Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016 (the Bill) ensures that regional communities in Queensland, in the vicinity of large resource projects, benefit from the operation of those projects. The Bill limits the use of fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workforce arrangements and ensure that local workers from nearby regional communities are not excluded from employment in the operation of tho

    Response to the Independent Review of the Gasfields Commission
    The Gasfields Commission, an independent statutory body, was established to manage and improve sustainable coexistence between rural landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry. The Commission was formally established on 1 July 2013, at a time of rapid development of the coal seam gas to liquefied natural gas industry. In March 2016, the Queensland Government commissioned an ind

    Queensland Gas Supply and Demand Action Plan Discussion Paper
    In July 2015, in response to emerging challenges and the desire to develop a strategic policy blueprint for the Queensland gas sector, the Queensland Government released the terms of reference for the development of a Queensland Gas Supply and Demand Action Plan. Following extensive analysis and research, a discussion paper was developed. The discussion paper contains a number of reform initiati

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    12 May, 2016

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