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1900 jobs for Santos gas field expansion

There could be more jobs for Queenslanders in the Surat and Bowen basins.
There could be more jobs for Queenslanders in the Surat and Bowen basins. Santos

QUEENSLANDERS have been invited to have their say on a proposed expansion of Santos GLNG's gas field operations that could see another 1900 jobs created.

The Queensland Coordinator-General has released a draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed project and will undertake a rigorous environmental assessment of it before any decision is made.

Deputy Premier and State Development Minister Jeff Seeney said the potential expansion of Santos GLNG's coal seam gas fields in the Surat and Bowen basins could create 1700 jobs for Queenslanders during construction and a further 200 ongoing operational jobs.

"The proposed Santos GLNG Gas Field Development Project entails the progressive development of 35 petroleum tenements covering around 11,000 square kilometres in the south-west of the state," Mr Seeney said.

"These tenements are located across areas in the vicinity of Roma, Wallumbilla, Miles, Surat, Wandoan, Taroom, Injune and Rolleston and could lead to about 6000 production wells and necessary accompanying infrastructure being constructed progressively over the next 20 years."

He said if the project goes ahead, it would provide considerable medium and long-term job opportunities for the region.

"However its expansion must strike the right balance between the environment and existing land uses," he said.
"We promised to grow the resource pillar of our economy and Santos GLNG's expansion proposal demonstrates it has confidence in Queensland's liquefied natural gas industry."

The Coordinator-General is conducting a single assessment on behalf of the State and Federal governments with consultation set to occur from 10 November to 22 December 2014.

The public have been invited to have their say and provide input into the EIS.

Submissions can be emailed to SantosGLNG-GFDP@coordinatorgeneral.qld.gov.au or posted to the Coordinator-General, c/- EIS Project Manager - Santos GLNG Gas Field Development Project, Coordinated Project Delivery, Office of the Coordinator-General, PO Box 15517, City East Qld 4002.

To view the EIS visit www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/assessments-and-approvals/santos-glng-gas-field-development-project.html

Printed copies of the EIS can be viewed at all major libraries in the Maranoa, Banana and Central Highlands shires and at Santos GLNG shopfronts.


• Biloela Library: corner of Grevillea and Melton Streets
• Dalby Library: 107 Drayton Street
• Emerald Library: 44 Borilla Street
• Roma Library: 38-44 Hawthorne Street
• Santos GLNG Roma Community Shopfront: 80 McDowall Street
• Santos GLNG Taroom Community Shopfront: 37/39 Yaldwyn Street

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