This document, which studies the issue of compensation to landowners affected by CSG`s activity in New South Wales, reports from a number of sources that NSW owners receive between $1,500 and $3000 per year per CSG well on their land, with one-time payments for exploration drilling ($3,000-$5,000) and, in some cases, , a down payment of up to $30,000. Santos, a major csg producer, has publicly outlined its NSW compensation scheme. However, there is less information available on current compensation issues in Queensland. Details of the exploration west of Victoria and the land clearance tool are available on the Earth Resources website. The trade agreement for access to Victoria`s private land (the agreement) is a new model agreement that can be used by landowners and explorers to give their consent to access and launch exploration activities on private land. In Australia, coal, oil and mineral resources are the general property of the crown, not landowners. With regard to onshore underground resources, states have the power to approve and regulate their development. Elements of regulatory systems often include: vsBC provides landowners or explorers with an inexpensive dispute resolution service in the event of litigation. It is possible that a legal right of refusal for landowners may be an additional obstacle to increasing gas supply or could potentially increase the cost of gas extraction by increasing compensation to landowners.
However, the exact effect of increased land access restrictions on gas supply and prices is unclear. We have developed a land access tool that allows you to understand the exploration process and get an agreement with a researcher. Gas producers, represented by their lobby group, the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA), have strongly criticized policy decisions that restrict gas developers` access to land, such as the NSW CSG exclusion zones. APPEA also argued that restrictive land use policies would send New South Wales to a «Crunch» gas supply and that the only response to higher gas prices is more supply. Innes Willox, chief executive of the Australian industry group, went further and said restrictions on extraction would raise gas prices. If a landowner refuses access to land in all legal orders or negotiates an access to land agreement, the resource rights holder has the right to charge a mining supervisor, administrative tribunal, regional court or supreme court. A notable exception to this general approach is Western Australia, where private landowners may refuse permission to create a mining rental house on their land if it is cultivated, contains drilling, or spring or is a small piece of land. This veto applies only to mineral activities under the Mining Act 1978 (WA), and not to activities carried out under the Petroleum and Geothermal Resources Act 1967. On the other hand, most other jurisdictions only allow landowners to veto an apartment, building or borehole. (South Australia allows a veto on mining activities on farmers, but nevertheless allows the construction of a mining rental house.) You do not need to use our agreement model, although it is a useful resource and you are encouraged to tailor the agreement to your particular circumstances. Part 2 of the Act prohibits any new exploration or extraction of coal or gas on food-producing land without prior written authorization «any person involved in the country» and leads to violations of the territory (point 9). It also provides for landowners to take civil action against companies engaged in exploration activities without prior authorization (point 10).