Queensland’s thriving resource sector continues to be the backbone of the state’s economy, bolstering the employment sector with the creation of thousands of jobs.
The Santos Gladstone LNG project (GLNG) is one of the biggest coal seam gas developments in the state, creating more than 6,000 jobs in Queensland across a number of areas.
As a part of the project, gas will be transported from fields in the Surat and Bowen Basins through an underground pipeline system to a processing plant 420 km away on Curtis Island, off Gladstone.
GLNG chief executive Mark Macfarlane said the development would provide an economic boost to the state, presenting employment opportunities for Queenslanders.
“We are currently involved in more than 20 training and skills programs and partnerships to help people gain the skills they need to work in the CSG to LNG industry,” Mr Macfarlane said, Warwick Daily News reported on August 25.
“These programs range from university and school-based training programs, to up-skilling tradespeople and taking on new apprentices of all ages.”
Mr Macfarlane said the company was committed to investing in training opportunities for Australians to ensure the appropriate skilled workforce was available to deliver the $16 billion project.
With construction at the Gladstone site underway at present, more than 3,500 people are involved with work on the project, with that number ramping to more than 6,000 at peak construction phase.