Community wellbeing and attitudes to CSG development – 2014 to 2024

Identifying trends in community wellbeing and attitudes to CSG development in south-west Queensland - from the construction phase to a fully operational phase.

This project proposes to continue monitoring community wellbeing and attitudes to coal seam gas development in the Western Downs and eastern Maranoa regions in 2024, now that the CSG industry is in a fully operational phase.

This current research project will contribute a holistic picture of the impacts of CSG development over time and the changes in attitudes. Using data from earlier surveys, combined with a new data set, will allow a longitudinal comparison from the construction phase (2014), post-construction phase (2016), and early operational phase (2018) to a fully operational phase (2024).

The project will also involve a narrative study comparing themes around community wellbeing and residents perceptions around CSG development over the past decade, both within and outside of the region.

Researcher and community members at Farm Fest