Facts & Figures – Isaac Regional Council

sustainability-ahead-cropFollowing on from the well attended MTA meeting on Monday night with Mayor Anne Baker and CEO Terry Dodds, Jess Dix has provide additional details and links related to EIS and useful Fact & Figures.
We will continue to work with Jess Dix to provide “snip it” facts that you can use to help support our discussions around sustainability with your colleagues, business partners and people we need to inform and influence.

Thanks to Mayor Anne Baker, Terry Dodd and the Isaac Regional Council Team for facilitating a very interesting and lively discussion.

EIS Information 

The public and state government advisory agencies are invited to make a submission on the draft EIS. Public notices inviting submissions on the draft EIS are published in local, regional and state newspapers. Further, each EIS is available for viewing at the Moranbah Library during the entire consultation period. This is perhaps the easiest way to view projects that are current and have invited a public response.

If stipulated in the project terms of reference, the EIS must include a social impact assessment. This is the area that will be most significant for small business to respond to. The social impact assessment identifies the social impacts directly related to the project and proposes strategies to capitalise on social opportunities and to avoid, manage, mitigate or offset the predicted detrimental project impacts. The social impact assessment covers:

  • community and stakeholder engagement
  • workforce management
  • housing and accommodation
  • local business and industry content
  • health and community wellbeing.


More information on the EIS process and its projects is provided below for more information:

Environmental Impact Statement Process – http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/assessments-and-approvals/environmental-impact-statement-process.html

If a ‘coordinated project’ has the potential to cause environmental, social or economic impacts, the project proponent must prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS).

Evaluation of EIS – http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/assessments-and-approvals/evaluation-of-eis.html

The public and state government advisory agencies are invited to make a submission on the draft EIS, namely:

  • the project’s potential environmental effects
  • whether the draft EIS adequately addresses the terms of reference
  • whether the strategies proposed by the proponent will effectively manage the project’s impacts.

This section discusses the public notification period, consultation period, properly made submissions


Coordinated Projects map – http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/assessments-and-approvals/coordinated-projects-map.html

An interactive map showing all current and completed projects.


Current EIS projects – http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/assessments-and-approvals/current-eis-projects.html

This provides a list of all ‘coordinated projects’ currently going through the environmental impact statement (EIS) process, and outlines the project name, location, expenditure, job construction, and EIS status. It also links to further project details.


Completed EIS projects – http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/assessments-and-approvals/completed-eis-projects.html

This provides a list of ‘coordinated projects’ for which the environmental impact statement process is complete. It includes, project name, location, status and the date of decision/outcome. It also links to further project details.


Discontinued EIS projects – http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/assessments-and-approvals/discontinued-eis-projects.html

This provides information on’ coordinated projects’ for which the EIS process has been discontinued.


Facts and Figures

There is a range of easily accessible facts and figures available online at all times offering insights to our region. They include:


Profile.id – http://profile.id.com.au/isaac

Demographic change across Australia is recorded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in the Census collections every five years. Population experts, .id, analyse and convert these raw figures into stories of place to inform council staff, community groups, investors, business, students and the general public.

Isaac Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the Region based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures such as the annual Estimated Resident Population (ERP).

Results for Isaac include population, age structure, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, income, qualifications, occupations, employment, unemployment, disability, disadvantage, volunteering, childcare, family structure, household structure, housing tenure, mortgage and rental payments, and the size and type of the dwellings people live in.


Economy.id – http://economy.id.com.au/isaac  

Isaac Economic Profile provides economic analysis for the Isaac region by combining 11 different datasets to build a cohesive story of a local economy, how it is changing and how it compares to other areas.

It is a public resource designed to be used by council staff, community groups, investors, business people, students and the general public. You can be confident about the quality of the information as it is derived from official sources and the most robust economic modelling, analysed and presented by experts and funded by Isaac. Each data source is maintained with the latest series so you can be sure you are using the most up to date information.

Results for the Isaac include Gross Regional Product, local jobs, local businesses, employment, unemployment, population, building approvals, industry structure, journey to work and much more.


Bowen Basin Population Report – http://www.qgso.qld.gov.au/products/publications/bowen-basin-pop-report/index.php

This annual report contains non‑resident population and accommodation data for the Bowen Basin, derived from data collected by Queensland Government Statistician’s Office (QGSO). In keeping with previous editions of the Bowen Basin population report, the focus of the 2013 report is on quantifying the number of fly‑in/fly‑out and drive‑in/drive‑out (FIFO/DIDO) workers living in the region and their use of commercial accommodation.

The report provides estimates of the number of non‑resident workers on‑shift in local government areas (LGAs) and selected localities in the Bowen Basin as at June 2013. These non‑resident populations are also added to the resident population estimate to give a full‑time equivalent (FTE) population estimate, providing a better indication of total demand for infrastructure and services in these regions. The report also includes information regarding the supply and take‑up of commercial accommodation by non‑resident workers.

Bowen and Galilee Basins non-resident population projections – http://www.qgso.qld.gov.au/products/publications/bowen-galilee-basins-non-resident-pop-proj/index.php

This report provides annual projections of non-resident workers on-shift for local government areas (LGAs) in the Bowen and Galilee Basins from 2014 to 2020. This non-resident population, comprising fly-in/fly-out and drive-in/drive-out (FIFO/DIDO) resource industry workers, is not included in the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ official resident population estimates.

The report presents four projection series, based on information provided by industry regarding existing operations and future projects, and grouped according to the status of projects in the approvals process at the time of production. QGSO’s non–resident population projections are based on the non–resident population estimates established in previous years and published in the annual Bowen Basin population report.

Data presented in the report for the Bowen Basin and Galilee Basin are also available online and for download in Excel format.

Other publications produced by the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office