Free online tool provides CSG information to public

freeA new online tool about CSG operations in Queensland is now available to members of the public, in an attempt to provide information and greater transparency about the controversial industry and its practices.
The CSG Globe was developed and released by the Gasfields Commission Queensland and the Queensland Government and utilises data from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
The free tool is a Google Earth application and provides information such as the location of CSG and petroleum wells, current exploration permits, petroleum and pipeline leases, state and private registered water bores, and current DRMN water level monitoring bores.
Gasfields commissioner Rick Wilkinson said the CSG Globe was created due to landholder and community demand for CSG information.
β€œEarlier this year the (Gasfields) Commission engaged an independent consultant to identify the spatial information needs of rural landholders in Queensland,” he said.
β€œThe Queensland Globe using Google Earth technology was identified as the best platform to access this information.”
Mr Wilkinson said landholders would be able to find information about wells and water bores across Queensland and their individual properties using the new tool.
The Globe will provide details about the type and status of CSG wells and details about their operators, and supply information from a network of 300 water bores, wells and resource tenures.