Two new regional engagement officers, one based in Roma and one in Dalby, will represent the GasFields Commission on the ground in the Surat Basin.
The Commission says it’s made regional engagement its number one priority and have equipped Commission staff to be fully mobile and responsive to community needs.
The two new regional engagement officers are both born locally and say they’re very aware of the issues in their communities.
Jane Walker was born in Dalby and has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, communications and project management with both the gas and rural industries.
Katrina Macdonald is a Roma local and brings a solid background in rural landholder liaison, agribusiness and the resources industry to her new role with the Commission.
Commission Chair Ruth Wade says the two new regional engagement officers will make an enormous contribution to the functions of the Commission.
“Having Jane and Katrina out there in the gas fields, fully mobile, talking to people and engaging directly will make a huge difference to the Commission’s ability to respond to issues effectively and quickly”.
“The Scott review of the GasFields Commission recommended a greater focus on regional engagement and we’re very pleased to be able to deliver on that recommendation by putting our people right where they’re needed.”