Queensland’s new regime for overlapping coal and CSG tenures

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23 June 2014

On 5 June 2014 the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Bill 2014 (Qld) was introduced into Queensland Parliament. The Bill, when passed, will significantly change the overlapping tenure regime for coal and coal seam gas (CSG) in Queensland.

The Bill represents the first stage in a series of four Acts planned to be introduced over the next three or four years to give effect to the Government’s total re-write, unification and modernisation of the existing resources legislation in Queensland. A major component of this first Bill is a complete re-design of the overlapping coal and CSG tenure regime. 

This article highlights the key things you need to know about the new regime and its likely impact on participants in the coal and CSG industries in Queensland.


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