Gas industry fuels more Downs jobs


Toowoomba specialist gas industry supplier Easternwell, a Broadspectrum subsidiary, has snared a multi-million dollar contract that will sustain more than 300 jobs and flow-on for other local businesses.

Visiting Easternwell’s workshop in Toowoomba today, Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the five-year contract would deliver a major injection into the city’s economy.

“The south-west Queensland gas industry continues to fuel Toowoomba and the Downs’s economy when it comes to jobs and business opportunities,” he said.

“It’s great to see this contract with Shell’s QGC business generating local employment, including more contracts for local Indigenous businesses."

“Statewide the oil and gas industry continues to directly employ some 8000 people and contribute to the state with an expected $447 million in royalties in 2018‑19."

“The Darling Downs is at the heart of this industry with the Surat and southern Bowen basins accounting for more than three quarters of the industry in Queensland.”

 

Read the full release at http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2018/9/25/gas-industry-fuels-more-downs-jobs

 

Image by University of Southern Queensland

 

Sharon Taylor
Senior Research Analyst - Performance Property Advisory

Sharon heads up the research division at Performance Property Advisory. As part of our ongoing service to clients, Sharon provides contemporary advice in a range of areas, including growth suburbs and regions, demographics and employment rates, proposed infrastructure developments and other aspects that will contribute to a positive return on their investment.