Queensland Coordinator-General Barry Broe has given the green light to Arrow CSG’s plans for a $15 billion LNG plant on Curtis Island, near Gladstone.
Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the project reinforces the island and Gladstone as the “Pacific LNG hub”.
“Should Arrow proceed, it will be the fourth LNG plant on Curtis Island with a peak workforce of about 3,500 construction jobs and about 450 operational jobs for Stage One, increasing to 600 on the completion of Stage Two,” Mr Seeney said.
Arrow Energy reported that the project includes a sub-harbour gas pipeline tunnel from Gladstone to Port Curtis, loading facilities and jetties. A facility producing up to 18 million tonnes of LNG a year has also been proposed.
“The three LNG plants currently under construction on Curtis Island provided thousands of jobs during the construction phase and will provide substantial income to the state through royalties,” Mr Seeney said.
“There are more than 7,600 tradespeople out of a total of 10,148 people working on the Curtis Island projects.”
This multi-billion dollar project could create opportunities for apprenticeships in Gladstone in the near future.