This project aimed to understand how farmers from a range of production systems (extensive grazing to intensive cropping) perceive and value CSG developments on their and others’ farms.

The result provided information that assists farmers and developers to negotiate means of co-existence that maximise benefits and minimise social and economic costs.

Reports and papers

Farmers’ perceptions of coexistence between agriculture and a large scale coal seam gas development

This paper explores farmers’ perceptions of some of the issues arising from large scale land use change, including the importance of place identity and landscape aesthetics for farmers, farmers’ acceptance and coping with change, and possible benefits from off-farm income.

Journal, Agricultural and human values, June 2017.


Understanding the way farmers see their farms PDF 634 KB

Farmers and CSG workers may come from different backgrounds and this can impact on communications between them

Factsheet May 2013.

Agricultural land management knowledge transfer session PDF 4 MB

The outcomes of this project were presented, along with other projects at an agricultural land management knowledge transfer session was held in Toowoomba on 2 December 2016, with representatives from government and industry

Presentation, December 2016.

Project Progress

This project is now complete.

Project proposal PDF 357 KB

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

Project order, February 2012.

Progress report PDF 449 KB

The project outline, any variations and research progress.

Progress report, March 2014.

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