This project will share understanding of changes on farms and in towns during CSG development in the Surat area, providing a detailed landscape map showing changes during CSG developments.

This will also gather feedback on our research to date, including its strengths and information gaps.

 

[Music plays and CSIRO and GISERA logos and text appears: Gas Industry Social & Environmental Research Alliance]

[Text appears: Telling the Story, Research update]

[Image appears of Neil Huth talking to the camera and then images flash through of the entrance of the FarmFest and people walking in to the FarmFest and text appears: Neil Huth, Team Leader, CSIRO Agriculture]

Neil Huth: CSIRO is undertaking a range of research into the social and environmental impacts of C.S.G. Development and that’s why we’re at FarmFest today to share our results with people.

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Our particular projects have looked at a broad range of topics including the impacts of C.S.G. on soil, water, farm businesses and farm families.

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Andrea Walton: Our project is called Community Wellbeing and Responding to Change where we’re looking at the impacts on communities from Coal Seam Gas.

[Image changes to show Andrea Walton at the FarmFest and text appears: Andrea Walton, Research Scientist, CSIRO Land and Water]

We’ve actually been monitoring these impacts over time since 2012 when we first started.

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Things the communities really want to understand is how does the Coal Seam Gas Development affect the life and quality of life in their communities.

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So from that we’ve been able to identify the areas that are really important and contribute to the well-being of the community and then we relay those findings on to policy makers at all levels of Government and to industry and then of course back to the community themselves.

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Neil Huth: My particular project is looking at the impacts of Coal Seam Gas on agriculture.

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Our research has shown that there are three things that are important.

[Images move through of Andrea Walton talking to a male and Neil Huth and a male looking at the computer screen display in the GISERA stand]

The first thing is that they have a plan.

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This plan will need to include the goals for you and your farm, your strengths, your weaknesses and when you would need to get advice.

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The second thing is to know how you’ll communicate that plan.

[Images move through of Andrea Walton talking to a male and Neil Huth talking to a male]

Our research has shown that farmers and gas companies often communicate in very different ways.

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The third thing is to design a system that will work for you.

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To assist farmers here we have research on issues such as the impacts of C.S.G. on farm machinery and water flows.

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For example, we have generated highly detailed water flow maps that help farmers put the right thing in the right place.

[Images move through of Andrea Walton talking to two males and Andrea Walton talking to the camera at the FarmFest]

Andrea Walton: By continuing the research over time, we can identify changes that have occurred as the industry changes.

[Image changes to show a GISERA sign and then the camera zooms in on Neil Huth and a male talking and looking at computer screen displays and then the image changes to show Neil Huth talking to the camera]

Neil Huth: As a researcher, I love coming to shows like FarmFest because it gives us an opportunity to tell farmers about the research that we’ve been doing.

[Music plays and CSIRO and GISERA logos and text appears: Gas Industry Social & Environmental Research Alliance]

[Sponsors logos and text appears: www.gisera.org.au]

Sharing research findings at FarmFest 2016

Reports and journals

‘Telling the Story’ project PDF 2 MB

This project developed a means of telling the story of changes in rural areas before CSG and during the development and production phases. This message was constructed through the development of detailed landscape change maps, survey findings, and a series of communication tools that were used at local agricultural shows.

Final report, March 2017.

Extras

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 258 KB

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

Project order, December 2015.

Progress report PDF 514 KB

The project outline, any variations and research progress.

Progress report, March 2017.

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