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Extractive Industries

Picture of a tractor plowing a fieldHeader and coal seam gas rig. Photo: APPEA

The GABCC continually monitors and assesses technical, policy and regulatory developments in the extractive industry sector, particularly as they relate to or affect the Great Artesian Basin. In the interests of furthering ongoing rational deliberations and helping to achieve balanced outcomes, the GABCC also welcomes new and updated information from any sector. The GABCC has a particularly strong commitment to listen to, reflect on and advise Ministers about community concerns and perspectives in relation to extractive industry development in the Basin.

Across the GABCC's diverse sectoral and jurisdictional membership, there can be a variety of views and positions on issues and developments under consideration. Individual GABCC members are at liberty to reflect their sectoral / jurisdictional views and positions in response to enquiries. Where possible, the GABCC seeks to provide advice to Ministers based on collective consensus. However, where significantly differing views and positions exist and consensus is neither possible nor appropriate, those differing views and positions are advised to Ministers.

As a further communication measure to share differing views and positions, the GABCC has produced a Coal Seam Gas Briefing Note 1 and Coal Seam Gas Briefing Note 2.