It is important that those landowners are aware of the different rights and responsibilities
Coal seam gas well. Photo: Glenn Hunt
A NEW guidance note from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) provides general information to producers on coal seam gas operations on livestock properties.
Coal seam gas (CSG) is a non-renewable natural resource found beneath the surface of rural properties which is becoming increasingly attractive for exploration and extraction.
As livestock producers owning rural properties are approached by CSG operators for use of their land for these purposes, it is important that those landowners are aware of the different rights and responsibilities associated with those activities.
At the request of Cattle Council of Australia, Australian Lot Feeders' Association and Sheepmeat Council of Australia, MLA has commissioned independent research into this issue and a guidance note produced.
The guidance note aims to provide a basic understanding about CSG operations and the legal framework surrounding them to assist landowners to make the best decisions for themselves if approached by CSG operators.
Read the guidance note on CSG operations on livestock properties