Premier Anna Bligh has told Parliament that Gladstone, in central Queensland, faces a number of issues as the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry is developed.
There are currently six proposals to build LNG processing facilities in Gladstone using coal seam gas from the Surat Basin and export targets total more than 30 million tonnes per year.
Ms Bligh has told Parliament with opportunity comes challenge.
"The challenges in this new industry include exploration company access to properties, community infrastructure, for example the Warrego Highway, planning and environment issues including the management of coal seam water and even down to the on-farm interaction between resource companies and rural producers," she said.
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