6th Annual Land Access Forum

A session at 6th Annual Land Access Forum

Learn and discuss the new and emerging regulatory reforms, practicalities, challenges, and future directions of land access.

The 6th 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.

Key topics to be discussed:

Legislative regime for land access - Updates from the various jurisdictions
The Land Access Regime - Observations and Practical Lessons
Analysis of the changes to the land access regime under MERCPA
Understanding what would be the best government policy
Role of the Land Court and arbitration in land access negotiations
Costs review The real costs (Legal, Human Resources, Compensation)
What are reasonable legal costs?
Taking land access in-house what are the pros & cons?
Moving from Development to Operation of CSG On going land access management and ensuring costs and safety are managed during project ramp up
How are land access issues managed during construction?
Balancing business and community interests including educating wider business on land holder requirements and getting business managers to communicate priorities sooner to allow engagement time
Managing community wide concerns fuelled by misinformation
What comes first- Personal contact or community letters?
How to handle negative publicity and campaigns against where not all information is presented
Getting around negotiation road blocks
Cumulative Impact Assessments
Principles for negotiating co-existence arrangements with agricultural landholders
Compensation has its role to play - Assessing and determining compensation
Community stakeholder engagement & Land Access Benefitting from shared learning
Case studies & perspectives from the players - Industry experiences, successes & challenges

Price: 2 Day Conference (18-19 August 2015): $ 2414.50 AUD

Speakers: Allan Lonergan, Barrister, Leanne O'Neill, Senior Associate, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Fiona Austin, Special Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills, John Cotter, Director, Flinders Hyder

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Date Tue 18th August 2015

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