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Protection from local government charges and rates: Coal Seam Gas (CSG) petroleum exploration and production

Aerial photo of roads on a CSG mining site.

Are you the owner of rural land in Queensland which is subject to Coal Seam Gas (CSG) petroleum exploration and production?  If so, you may want to revisit the terms of the land access agreements you have signed with CSG companies to make sure you do not foot the bill for any increased rates, fees and charges applied to their properties arising from CSG activity taking place on your land.

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Changes to Coal Seam Gas (CSG) insurance coverage which may apply to your rural property

Coal seam gas mining facility.

If you hold insurance over rural property on which coal seam gas (CSG) infrastructure is located, then you will no doubt be aware through various media reports of changes some insurance companies are making as to what coverage they will or will not offer with respect to such properties.

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New Vegetation Management Laws

cattle in the field

In an effort to protect high conservation value regrowth and improve habitat and environmental protection, the Queensland Parliament will reinstate vegetation management controls which were rescinded in 2013. The changes are effective from 8 March 2018 and have resulted in significant impacts to landowners as a result of changes to previously unregulated vegetation being reclassified. Continue reading “New Vegetation Management Laws”

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