As a business that spans across a number of Queensland regions, we interact with a diverse range of stakeholders who represent the communities in which we operate. A core element of our approach to community engagement is listening and responding to our key stakeholders, such as landholders, local government, business leaders and community members.

The feedback we receive from these stakeholders helps us to understand their expectations, enables us to prioritise issues and contributes to our overall strategy. 

Through this strategy and long-term enduring relationships, we aim to support and serve the interests of the communities directly and indirectly impacted by our current and future operations.

Community Investment

Australia Pacific LNG aims to operate with due care by minimising community impacts, creating lasting improvements for local communities, and to share value with these communities through broader community development and sponsorship initiatives.

Our community investment flows from a well-defined strategy that addresses both short and long-term objectives, as well as ensuring that investments are aligned with those of the region. We look to invest in capacity building, community participation and development, to enable local communities and partners to take progressively greater roles and responsibilities.

Beyond financial resources, we consider how to make the best use of company assets, resources, expertise, advocacy and relationships to benefit local communities.

Our community investment strategy focuses on supporting five priority areas:

1. Education and training
  • School-based traineeships and apprenticeships
  • Promoting maths, science, engineering and technology disciplines
  • Supporting literacy and numeracy
  • Post-secondary education and training to promote pathways to employment
  • Indigenous education and development
2. Community safety, health and wellbeing
  • Research into regional community needs
  • Advancing healthy lifestyles
  • Road safety, traffic and transport
  • Emergency services support
3. Natural resource stewardship
  • Regional biodiversity - including the protection of fauna and flora
  • Community and school-based education
  • Water management
4. Regional growth, liveability and rural resilience
  • Social infrastructure
  • Regional access to culture and the arts
  • Local employment and business/procurement support
  • Business enterprise development and capacity building
  • Community development programs
5. Academia and research
  • Continuing to support the Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance with CSIRO.
  • Continuing to support the University of QLD Centre for CSG.

Social Impact Management Plan

During the construction phase of the Project, from 2010 to 2015, Australia Pacific LNG (as a State Government condition) delivered two Social Impact Management Plans that outlined commitments to mitigate any social and community impacts expected to be a consequence of the CSG-LNG development. The two plans, one for the gas fields and one for Gladstone, established a framework to monitor and measure the effectiveness of our ongoing community engagement strategy. Focus was put on skills, education and training; community safety, health and wellbeing; sustainable population growth; and natural resource stewardship.


Read our LNG Facility Social Impact Management Plan

Read our Gas Fields and Pipeline Social Impact Management Plan

Regional Community Consultative Committees

Regional Community Consultative Committees were established in 2010 to provide a two way flow of information between the community and the CSG-LNG industry, and to generate ideas to address social issues. Members of the Committees include local government, educators, health practitioners, community service representatives, local businesses, community members and recreational representatives. We meet with four Community Consultative Committees in Maranoa (jointly with Santos), the Western Downs, Banana Shire and in the Gladstone Region (jointly with QGC and Santos).


Read the minutes from the Community Committee Meetings

Information on our Social Impact Management Plans 

Indigenous engagement

We respect and recognise the Indigenous culture and communities in the areas we operate in, and strive to achieve mutually beneficial relationships and outcomes.

We look to ensure that our business activities foster full respect for the dignity, human rights, aspirations, cultures and natural resources-based livelihoods of Indigenous people.

We look to:

  • Improve opportunities for Indigenous owned companies
  • Increase employment, retention, and career development of local Indigenous people
  • Contribute positively to Indigenous economic and social development
  • Promote excellence in cultural heritage management
  • Successfully implement the agreed Cultural Heritage Management Plans

Sponsorships and Donations

We want to make a lasting contribution to the communities in which we are present. 

Our Community Investment Program is developed to help communities meet their priorities through supporting sponsorships and donations which meet the relevant assessment criteria. We currently support a variety of local initiatives in areas like education; arts & culture; recreation; environment and indigenous related activities.

We invite applications for local community sponsorships and donations in the following areas:

Gas field and pipeline areas  

Gladstone Application Form

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