BSA represents landholder, community groups and individuals who are worried about the rapid and unrestrained development of the coal seam gas industry across Queensland.

We are committed to working with industry and government in the hope we can achieve a CSG industry that preserves our groundwater resources, our lifestyle, and our ability to produce food and fibre for future generations.

Science must inform development, impacts must be mitigated, and activities should not proceed where the risk it too high.

We urge our decision makers not to be blinded by the lust for royalties and jobs. The industry cannot proceed ‘at any cost’.



Approached by a CSG company?
“I’ve been approached by a CSG company. What do I do now?”

Visit our Landholders page for more information

CSG Well Calculator
Use this tool to calculate potential impacts of gasfield development, such as the number of CSG wells that could potentially end up on your land.

Go to the CSG Well Calculator

CSG Watch
BSA is proposing to develop a concept called CSG Watch. We liken it to Neighbourhood Watch whereby it is a community network coming together to keep a watchful eye on their own backyard for CSG impacts.

Visit the CSG Watch website




  • Mining coup in Queensland removes public objection rights

Mining coup in Queensland removes public objection rights

  • October 2nd, 2014

The Queensland government has recently removed long-standing public rights to object to mines. In shades of the Bjelke-Petersen era, Queensland mines minister Andrew Cripps made fundamental changes one minute before the bill was passed by the Parliament at 11:57pm.

  • CSG lessons learnt the hard way

CSG lessons learnt the hard way

  • October 2nd, 2014

Farmers on Queensland’s Darling Downs are hitting back at the inexorable expansion of coal seam gas (CSG) across their farms, claiming water resources are being damaged, farm operations interrupted and their way of life altered.

  • Defiant Cripps at Dalby talks

Defiant Cripps at Dalby talks

  • September 30th, 2014

Defiant Mines Minister Andrew Cripps remains wedded to seeing through his controversial new mining act after staring down a tense meeting with worried landholders in Dalby last week.


Become a BSA member
Please join with us to support the cause of bringing to the attention of the public at large, and regulators at all levels the issues of protecting prime food producing land and the Great Artesian Basin.

First Year Intro Member fee: $100

Full Membership fee: $250

Click here for membership form (PDF)

Direct deposit, fax and address details are outlined on the printable form.

Sponsor BSA
In addition to becoming a member, BSA welcomes donations big and small.

If you’d like to make a donation contact our secretariat office based at BMO on
07 4662 3722.

If you are a business that recognises the importance of ensuring our use of land and water is sustainable for generations to come then please contact BSA to find out how you can sponsor the work we do.

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