Community wellbeing and adapting to coal seam gas

March 1st, 2017

This communique highlights key findings from the 2016 CSIRO Community Wellbeing and Responding to Change survey, changes between 2016 and 2014, and implications for community, industry, and government stakeholders involved with Coal Seam Gas (CSG) development. Key messages describe lessons learned from investigating wellbeing over four years in this region – a period of rapid economic development associated with the construction phase of the industry ending with local economic slowdown post-construction.

This project examined and measured the changes since the end of the construction and beginning of the operations phases through comparisons with survey 1 in 2014.

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Read more about the project Community functioning and wellbeing 2.