Table of Figures
Figure 1- Map of South East Queensland
Figure 2- Map of the Darling Downs
Figure 3- Map of The Surat Basin
Figure 4- Agricultural Value per region in QLD
Figure 5- Land used for agricultural production
Figure 6-Value of principal agricultural commodities produced
Figure 7- Number of farms, by industry classification
Figure 8- Map of Queensland's Coal Seam Gas
Figure 9- Graph of Queensland's Coal Seam Gas reserves
Figure 10- Natural CSG statistics
Figure 11- Comparison of emissions from electricity generation
The South East Queensland (SEQ) region is located in the far south-eastern corner of the Australian state of Queensland. (Refer to Figure1) The co-ordinates for SEQ are 27.0000ÃÂS, 152.0000ÃÂE. The region covers 22,520km2 which spans 240km north to Noosa (Sunshine Coast) and south to the New South Wales (NSW) border (past the Gold Coast) and 140km west to Toowoomba (lockyer Valley).
SEQ has a total population of 3.05 million people and is the location for Queensland's capital city, Brisbane.
The field trip focused on the Surat Basin and Darling Downs region (Refer to Figure 2) within SEQ. The Darling Downs is an extensive farming area with highly fertile soils on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, at just over 100km west of Brisbane and bordering NSW. The region covers 77,389km2 of southern Queensland and includes many towns such as Toowoomba, Dably, Warrick and Miles. The Darling Downs also covers a geological basin called the Surat Basin which is a part of a much larger Australian basin called The Great Artesian Basin (Refer to Figure 3). The Surat Basin cover an area of 270,000km2 which covers...