A new website for landholders has been launched by NSW Farmers to provide up-to-date and comprehensive information on mining and coal seam gas in the state.
NSW Farmers chief executive Matt Brand said that with a constantly evolving and often complex set of regulations, farmers often didn’t know where to start or where they stood on mining and coal seam gas issues.
The new website brings all the information together in a comprehensive and easy to understand way, allowing landholders in NSW to easily get the information they need.
“There is a lot of information about mining and coal seam gas out there, but farmers want up to date and accurate information which is targeted to them from a trusted source,” Mr Brand said.
This website represents the most landholder focussed information to date on mining and coal seam gas in NSW.”
Released as part of the NSW Farmers Mining and Coal Seam Gas Communications Project and funded by the NSW Department of Primary Industries, the new website adds to the resources already available from the project including workshops, a hotline and factsheets.
The project aims to improve landholder awareness of mining and coal seam gas activity in their region and improve landholder capacity to negotiate land access arrangements.
The website is quite detailed but is set in easily accessible sections so that farmers can quickly find the information they need.
It covers everything from what mineral exploration actually involves to what to put in an access agreement.
NSW Farmers will continue to run workshops and operate the Landholder Mining and Coal Seam Gas Hotline on 1300 794 000 and the new website can be accessed at www.miningandcsginfo.org
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