The UQ Centre for Natural Gas provides an avenue for growing and sharing knowledge in the onshore gas research field. As part of carrying out research on natural gas development and its impact on social, environmental and economic changes, the Centre has developed a range of publicly available resources to aid sharing information. 

An open source 3D intuitive water atlas for the Surat Basin has been developed. This water atlas includes unified data on groundwater level and chemistry, hydrogeological layers and analysis tools. The water level and chemistry data have been sourced from the state government database as well as CSG company bore and well-monitoring programs.

In addition, the 3D water atlas includes the most recent geological model of the Surat Basin. It contains basic search functions which can find a single bore or identify bores completed in a particular formation. There are also quality control features which can be used to filter out bores which do not match a specified criteria.
The UQ Centre for Natural Gas has created a website which provides information on key indicators developed to measure change in communities undergoing rapid change such as natural gas development. The Centre's Socio-Economic Indicators project employs a suite of metrics developed to measure change in communities undergoing relatively rapid change, specifically population, unemployment, income, housing costs, and crime rates.

These metrics were originally selected to assess cumulative social and economic impacts of CSG development in towns in the Western Downs regional council area, the heart of Queensland’s CSG development. These indicator metrics were developed - and employed - through extensive engagement with regional communities and other stakeholders.
The Centre has released an online toolkit to monitor changes in communities undergoing rapid changes, identifying cause and effect and improving a community’s future prospects. The cumulative socioeconomic impact project has developed the UQ Cumulative Impacts online Boomtown Toolkit to provide stakeholders with information about changes across regional towns.

The use of this tool kit across multiple sectors will foster a common understanding of socio-economic cumulative impacts of natural gas and identify methods to address them. This tool kit provides an adaptive assessment and monitoring framework to help inform decision making among stakeholders and help attain socioeconomic benefits for the region.