As part of our comprehensive mining and energy event series we would like to announce the 5th Annual Land Access Forum on the 27-28 August 2014 at the Royal on the Park, Brisbane.The event will provide an overview and forum for discussion of key development and issues surrounding land access for mining and petroleum exploration. Resources demand and increasing energy requirements means that more resources must be sourced. Increasing exploration and developing extraction methods has resulted in calls for an overhaul and modernisation of the current legislations and frameworks to assist in preventing legal disputes, protect investment and ensure community engagement and social licence.The 5th annual Land Access Forum will bring together Government departments, coal, CSG, UCG mining and exploration companies, mining and petroleum industry associations, landholders, law firms and consultants to discuss the new and emerging regulatory reforms, practicalities, challenges, and future directions of land access. The 5th Annual Land Access Forum is perfectly timed to address key issues such as:Towards a standardised land access framework across all resources typesModernising Queenslands Resources ActsLegislative developments and change driven by community consultationArbitration and land ownership issuesOverhaul of the land access laws Recommendations, reality and implicationsPreventing legal disputes Calls for formalised agreements and positionCarbon sequestration - Implications for project investment and funding Securing project investment - The importance of certainty and consistency. Community engagement and social licence for projects. The importance of openness, communication and trust with community. Thinking outside the existing frameworkImportance of land maps in dealing with mining companies. Compensation has its role to play. Case studies - Industry experiences, successes and challenges.
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