The Gasfields Commission is an independent statutory body established under the Gasfields Commission Act 2013 to manage and improve sustainable coexistence between rural landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry. The commission was formally established in July 2013, at a time of rapid development of the coal seam gas to liquefied natural gas (CSG-LNG) industry.
In 2016, an independent review of the Gasfields Commission was undertaken by Mr Bob Scott, a retired member of the Land Court of Queensland. The terms of reference ( 34 KB) the independent report ( 2.2 MB) and the government response ( 197 KB) are available.
On 7 September 2017, the Gasfields Commission and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 and the Land Access Ombudsman Bill 2017 were passed by the Legislative Assembly.