A decision by Brisbane-based Senex to start construction at the company’s Roma North natural gas development has been welcomed by The Queensland Resources Council (QRC). QRC Chief Executive said the job-creating project located 30 kilometres north of Roma will provide a much-needed boost to the local economy.
“By awarding the construction contract to Wasco, which has a place of business in Roma, there will be local employment opportunities in the 50 jobs to be created directly, and more roles indirectly,” Mr Macfarlane said.
“Roma North is part of Senex’s Western Surat Gas Project and is a flagship example of industry and government working together to produce more natural gas, with benefits for Queensland.
“Queensland’s resources industry has a proven track record of attracting new investment and creating new jobs because of the clear and stable regulatory environment in which it operates. It is essential that we have stable and reliable regulation for our resources sector to continue to attract the investment that builds our State and delivers for every Queenslander.”
The Queensland resources sector now provides one in every six dollars in the Queensland economy, sustains one in eight Queensland jobs, and supports more than 16,400 businesses across the State all from 0.1 per cent of Queensland’s land mass.