This project aimed to synthesise existing knowledge on the nature of rural socio-economic transitions occurring as a result of resource developments, and track the social impacts of regional economic change.

This study also identified ways to help local communities in responding to resource development in order to maximise social benefit.

Reports and papers

Impacts of unconventional gas development on rural community decline

This article is from the working paper ‘Impacts of unconventional gas development on rural community decline’

Journal of Rural Studies, October 2014.

Local economic impacts of an unconventional energy boom: the coal seam gas industry in Australia

This article is from the working paper ‘Local economic impacts of an unconventional energy boom: the coal seam gas Industry in Australia’

Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, January 2014.

Impacts of onshore gas development on rural community decline PDF 600 KB

This paper look sat the impacts of a new industry, namely onshore gas, on rural decline. Rural decline is defined as comprising loss of rural youth, reduced human capital and increasing rural poverty.

Working paper, November 2013.

Local economic impacts of an unconventional energy boom: the coal seam gas Industry in Australia PDF 867 KB

This paper empirically investigates economic outcomes related to the new coal seam gas (CSG) industry located across southern Queensland.

Working paper, June 2013.

Lessons from developments of resource extraction industries in rural areas: a literature review PDF 622 KB

Understanding the nature of change in regional areas driven by mineral and energy resource extraction is the focus of this report and the research project that builds upon it.

Literature review, June 2013.

Extras

Coal seam gas regions reverse rural decline trend PDF 237 KB

Understanding the social and economic implications of CSG production for rural towns and regions is critical to maximising the benefits and minimising the costs associated with the challenges and opportunities arising from this extractive industry.

Factsheet, January 2014.

Rural change as a result of coal seam gas developments and the associated economic impacts PDF 187 KB

The nature of social and economic changes occurring in rural Australia and tracks the social impacts of regional economic change arising from the coal seam gas (CSG) industry.

Factsheet, July 2013.

Project Progress

This project is now complete.

Project proposal PDF 477 KB

A detailed description of the project, budget and research milestones.

Project order, October 2012.

Progress report. PDF 525 KB

The project outline, any variations and research progress.

Progress report, July 2015.

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