Gas industry fuels more jobs on the Darling Downs

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Toowoomba specialist gas industry supplier Easternwell, a Broadspectrum subsidiary, has snared a multi-million dollar contract set to sustain more than 300 jobs.

“This new contract reinforces our ability to design, build and deliver world-leading innovative technical solutions from our Toowoomba hub to the resources sector nationally, while engaging local employees and businesses to boost local economic activity,” Broadspectrum and Easternwell EGM Tim Phelan said.

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.”