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.

This study identified strategies that can be enacted by local and state government to proactively reduce stresses associated with rapid change and also to take advantage of opportunities arising from resource development.

Reports and papers

Changes between 2014 and 2016 in the Context of Coal Seam Gas Development PDF 2 MB

The 2016 CSIRO Community Wellbeing and Responding to Change survey shows the biggest change in wellbeing from 2014 was the decrease in satisfaction in relation to jobs and employment opportunities, and the biggest improvements were in roads and the quality of the environment (e.g., dust and noise).

Even though some aspects of wellbeing decreased and others improved, overall community wellbeing in the Western Downs region in 2016 remained robust and similar to 2014.

Final report, November 2016.

A conceptual framework for investigating community wellbeing and resilience

A conceptual basis for empirically testing the relationship between community wellbeing and resilience.

Journal Rural Society, January 2015.

Extras

Community wellbeing and adapting to coal seam gas: Survey highlights and key messages PDF 521 KB

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.

Communique, March 2017.

Comparing the 2014 and 2016 community wellbeing results PDF 473 KB

Even though some aspects of wellbeing decreased and others improved, overall community wellbeing remains similar and robust over two years of CSG development.

Factsheet, April 2016.

Comparing the 2014 and 2016 community attitudes towards CSG development results PDF 456 KB

Views towards CSG development in the Western Downs region differ within communities and also between communities.

Factsheet, April 2016.

CSIRO 2016 Community Wellbeing and Responding to Change survey PDF 881 KB

The outcomes of this project were presented at The University of Queensland-AgForce Projects forum, on Thursday 17 November in Chinchilla. The outcomes were also presented at a forum hosted by the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines CSG Compliance unit on 18 November 2016.

Presentation, November 2016.

Social and economic knowledge transfer session PDF 360 KB

The outcomes of this project were presented, along with other projects at a social and economic knowledge transfer session was held in Brisbane on 16 December 2016, with representatives from government and industry.

Presentation, December 2016.

Project progress

This project is complete.

Project proposal PDF 520 KB

A detailed description of the project, budget and research milestones

Project order, November 2015.

Progress report PDF 591 KB

The project outline, any variations and research progress.

Progress report, May 2017.

GISERA related research

Community functioning and wellbeing 1

This project reviewed principal indicators of community function and well-being, the resources and strategies necessary for enabling and enhancing community responses, and how communities respond to major developments in their region.

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