Communities

There are 77 Local Governments in Queensland representing countless communities

Our communities

Each one is unique and each has its own needs and wants.

One of the key functions of the GasFields Commission is to help regional communities adapt to gas field development.

We have a wealth of experience in the development of the gas industry and how it impacts regional communities, and we can provide a range of support primarily through education and engagement.

The GasFields Commission does not engage in one on one negotiations but it will provide communities with the information they need to make informed decisions.

Gas companies have invested more than $247 million into regional infrastructure over the past 5 years including hospitals and community centres.

They have also invested $360 million into roads, including $275 million in local regional roads, in addition to the $6.2 billion they spent with local business last year.

We have regionally-based advisors to support local communities find the best way to benefit from future investments and improve the lives of everyone involved.