Factsheets and communiques are useful tools to deliver the main findings of research in a short, easy to understand format.

Greenhouse gas and air quality

Methane seepage in the Surat Basin

This project will detect and measure methane seeping from underground in the Surat Basin, and identify sources of methane to provide a baseline of methane emissions on a regional scale.

Read more about the project  Methane seepage in the Surat Basin

Ambient air quality in the Surat Basin

This project will involve a comprehensive assessment of air quality in the Surat Basin region in Queensland using air quality measurement network and modelling to identify the impact of CSG production activities on air quality in the Surat region.

Read more about the project Ambient air quality in the Surat Basin.

Methane seeps in the Condamine River

A fact sheet has been developed by CSIRO researchers with expertise in hydrogeology, geology, ecology and biogeochemistry to summarise what we currently know about these methane seeps in the Condamine River (Queensland) including natural and human causes, and the human and environmental health and safety impacts of methane escaping from underground.

Surface and groundwater

Geochemical baseline monitoring

This project aimed to characterised the baseline geochemistry of groundwater and formation water prior to and during initial stages of development to understand groundwater age and origin. This resulted in baseline measures of groundwater quality and protocols for monitoring changes in groundwater quality, during and after development.

Read more about the project Geochemical baseline monitoring.

To gain a better understanding of the speed and direction of groundwater flow this project will measure and model specific chemicals called environmental tracers.

Read more about the project Constraining water flows in the Surat Basin.

Social and economic impacts and opportunities

Economic assessment and forecasting

By understanding future impacts on regional economies and better inform on how local businesses can respond.

Read more about the project Economic assessment and forecasting.

Community functioning and wellbeing 2

This project examined and measured the changes since the end of the construction and beginning of the operations phases through comparisons with survey 1 in 2014.

Read more about the project Community functioning and wellbeing 2.

Community functioning and wellbeing 1

This study reviewed principal indicators of community function and well-being, the resources and strategies necessary for enabling and enhancing community responses, and how communities respond to major developments in their region.

Read more about the project Community functioning and wellbeing 1.

Understanding community aspirations

This research aimed to identify community aspirations and their overlaps and/or disparities with existing resources, industry, and policy trajectories.

Read more about the project Understanding community aspirations.

Monitoring regional change

This project aimed to synthesise existing knowledge on the nature of rural socio-economic transitions occurring as a result of resource developments, and track the social impacts of regional economic change.

Read more about the project Monitoring regional change.

Agricultural land management

Without a trace

Soil compaction has long been considered an important issue for soils of the region and modern farming methods have been developed to minimise damage to these soils from farm machinery. However, it has not been clear what damage may result from the large numbers of vehicles used along CSG pipelines and access tracks and within lease areas.

Read more about the project Without a trace.

Shared space

This project aimed to understand how farmers from a range of production systems (extensive grazing to intensive cropping) perceive and value CSG developments on their and others’ farms.

Read more about the project Share space.

Making tracks, treading carefully

This project aims to understand the direct and indirect impacts of tracks and traffic on invasive species and erosion in agricultural landscapes, and resulting in guidelines.

Read more about the project Making track, treading carefully.

Telling the story

This project will share understanding of changes on farms and in towns during CSG development in the Surat area, providing a detailed landscape map showing changes during CSG developments.

This will also gather feedback on our research to date, including its strengths and information gaps.

Research update – video

Read more about the project Telling the story.

Terrestrial biodiversity

Ensuring biodiversity offset success: the right kind of seed for a rare daisy

This research identified genetic and demographic factors that may limit the success of establishing a rare daisy (Rutidosis lantana) in a new location. A fact sheet was produced which outlines the outcomes

Read more about the project Ensuring biodiversity offset success: the right kind of seed for a rare daisy.

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