2 About the region

The 130,000 km2 Cooper GBA region has diverse landscapes and habitats that have environmental, cultural, social and economic benefits. Episodic, irregular and extreme boom-and-bust periods are characteristic of the Channel Country in Queensland and South Australia. The braided channels, vast floodplains and terminal lakes of Cooper Creek include internationally and nationally listed wetlands, as well as regionally protected areas. Unconventional gas resources are found in a range of geological settings in the Cooper GBA region and include shale gas, tight gas and deep coal gas.

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