The Queensland Government committed to undertaking a review of all existing up to 100% Fly-In,-Fly-Out (FIFO) resource projects in Queensland.

Resource projects in Queensland are assessed and may be approved under a number of Acts including the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (State Development Act), the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Environmental Protection Act), and the resources acts (e.g. Mineral Resources Act 1989).

This review is separate to but will support the Queensland Parliamentary inquiry into FIFO workers and mental health impacts agreed to by Parliament on 27 March 2015. The Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee will report back to Parliament by 30 September 2015.


The review will investigate the use of FIFO during the operational phase of resource projects in Queensland including:

The findings of the review and recommendations will be provided to the Minister for State Development.



Timeframe and reporting