On 21 February 2013, Queensland’s Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps released the Coal Seam Gas Engagement and Compliance Plan 2013. The plan outlines how the Department of Natural Resources and Mines will manage the effects of the Coal Seam Gas industry and is a key part of the State government’s strategy for sustainable use of the State’s natural resources. According to Mr Cripps, the Newman government supports the development of the CSG industry but recognises the balance needed between the interests of industry, landholders, communities and the environment. Minister Cripps said that in 2013 the Queensland government’s compliance unit will randomly inspect 250 CSG wells, audit 45% of all CSG drilling activities and inspect 80% of CSG seismic activities to ensure safety and compliance with Australian standards and codes.