Communities

There are 77 Local Governments in Queensland representing countless communities

Our communities

There are 77 local governments in Queensland.

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.

The industry contributed $1.4 billion to regional Queensland communities in 2016/17 via local jobs, business purchases, local government payments

1,380 regional businesses were also directly supported by the petroleum and gas industry during the 2016/17 financial 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.

The University of Queensland's Centre for Coal Seam Gas provides a range of social and economic data from gas field communities via its Boomtown indicators website.