Post-implementation review - Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Act 2017

Closed 4 Sep 2020

Opened 4 Aug 2020


The Queensland Government committed to a post-implementation review of the SSRC Act, starting within 18 months to two years of the Act commencement. The review is required to be completed within three years of the SSRC Act commencement.

The Office of the Coordinator-General is undertaking the review, with assistance from the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. The review is being conducted in consultation with the Office of Best Practice Regulation, part of the Queensland Productivity Commission, which supports agencies to apply effective and rigorous regulatory impact analysis and consultation to inform policy development.

The terms of reference sets out the scope of the review. The TOR addresses the Office of Best Practice Regulation’s requirements described in the Queensland Government Guide to Better Regulation (2019).

The review will examine the actual observed impacts of the SSRC Act, including:

  • the costs and benefits of the Act since its implementation and any unintended consequences on the government, community and industry
  • the effectiveness of the Act in meeting its object of ensuring that residents of communities in the vicinity of large resource projects benefit from the construction and operation of these projects.

The Office of the Coordinator-General values your views on the effectiveness of the SSRC Act since it commenced on the 30 March 2018. 

If you wish to share your experiences of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including effects on fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workforces, and the resource industry and its communities, please note additional questions are available at the end of the survey. Please note these questions are not mandatory and may not be included as part of the SSRC Act review.

Why We Are Consulting

As part of the review, the Office of the Coordinator-General is gathering data through extensive engagement with stakeholders affected by the SSRC Act throughout Qld.

It is a requirement of the Office of Best Practice Regulation’s Queensland Government Guide to Better Regulation (2019) to conduct extensive engagement with a range of stakeholders to form the basis of any post-implementation review.

One of the ways we are engaging with stakeholders is through this online survey. When responding to the online survey, we encourage you to focus your feedback on the effectiveness of the SSRC Act, since implementation.

The views you share with us will assist with the drafting of the review. You are not expected to be able to answer every question, but please comment wherever possible.

We will ask a few questions about where you are from and what industry you work in, in order to get an idea of your experience with the effects of the SSRC Act and its implementation.

We will ask for your name and a contact email address in order to keep track of submissions, and for validity of the information we are receiving.

Your details will not be shared, but we will keep them on record. You can choose to remain anonymous

The Office of the Coordinator-General collects personal information from you, including information about your:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Commentary or opinion

We collect this information to assist with the consultation process for the SSRC Act 2017 post-implementation review.

We will only use your information for this purpose. It will otherwise not be used or disclosed unless authorised or required by law. Your personal information will be handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009.

To provide your views please proceed to Question 1.


  • Community
  • Local government
  • Industry
  • State government


  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Economic development
  • Environment
  • Industry
  • Infrastructure
  • Land and asset management
  • Major projects
  • Planning
  • Property
  • Resources
  • Environmental impact statement
  • Local Government