Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016

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Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016

On 8 November 2016, the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016 was referred to the Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee for consideration. The committee is required to report to the Parliament by 9 February 2017.

The key objectives of the bill are to:

  • ensure that residents of communities in the vicinity of large resource projects benefit from the operation of the projects
  • amend the Mineral Resources Act 1989 to, amongst other things, prohibit in situ gasification of coal and in situ gasification of oil shale.

Call for submissions

The committee seeks submissions on any aspect of the bill from the public and interested stakeholders. An information sheet which provides guidelines on making a submission can be found at: http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/committees/guidelines/Guide_MakingASubmission_WebVersion.pdf

Written submissions should be emailed to ipnrc@parliament.qld.gov.au or mailed to:

Research Director

Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee

Parliament House

George Street

Brisbane Qld 4000

The closing date for submission is 10:00am on Monday 12 December 2016.

The committee would appreciate if you would forward notice of this inquiry to other interested parties.

Other information

Further information about the committee’s inquiry into the bill is available on the committee’s website: www.parliament.qld.gov.au/IPNRC.

The bill and its Explanatory Notes are available at these links.

If you have any queries, please contact the committee secretariat on 07 3553 6621 or by email – ipnrc@parliament.qld.gov.au.

Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee

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QUEENSLAND PARLIAMENTARY SERVICE
Parliament House
Cnr George and Alice Streets Brisbane Qld 4000                              
Ph: 07 3553 6621 Fax: 07 3553 6699
mail to ipnrc@parliament.qld.gov.au

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