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.
- Characteristics of methane seeps – factsheet
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.
- Surat Basin regional air quality – factsheet
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 biogeochemistrys 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.
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.
- Community wellbeing and adapting to coal seam gas: Survey highlights and key messages – Communique
- Community Wellbeing in the Western Downs: 2014 and 2016 – factsheet
- Community attitudes towards CSG development: 2014 and 2016 – factsheet
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.
- Community resilience – factsheet
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.
- Social licence to operate – factsheet
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.
- Rural change as a result of coal seam gas developments and the associated economic impacts – factsheet
- Coal seam gas regions reverse rural decline trend – factsheet
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.
- Soil Compaction – factsheet
Read more about the project Without a trace.
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.
- Shared space – factsheet
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.
- Access tracks and soil erosion – factsheet
Read more about the project Making track, treading carefully.
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
- Ensuring biodiversity offset success: the right kind of seed for a rare daisy (Rutidosis lanata) – factsheet
Read more about the project Ensuring biodiversity offset success: the right kind of seed for a rare daisy.