The Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Act 2017 (SSRC Act) ensures that residents of communities near large resource projects benefit from the construction and operation of those projects.

Under the Act large resource projects are those resource projects for which an environmental impact statement is required, or that hold a site-specific environmental authority and have 100 or more workers.

A nearby regional community is one that is within 125-kilometre radius of a large resource project and has a population of more than 200 residents.

For the legal definitions of large resource project and nearby regional community, please refer to the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Act 2017.

Read more about the benefits for Queensland regional communities.

From 30 March 2018, the Act's three key elements commence:

  1. 100% fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) prohibition
  2. anti-discrimination
  3. social impact assessment

The three elements of the Act

Why the SSRC Act was created

Next steps

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