RETIRED NRL legend Darren Lockyer was in Gladstone on Wednesday but he bypassed the footy field, instead visiting construction workers on Curtis Island.
The former Australian captain has copped flak for signing up to spruik coal seam gas for Australia Pacific LNG, with critics of coal seam gas accusing the star of selling out.
Lockyer last year signed a three-year contract, worth an undisclosed amount, to be safety ambassador for the $23 billion APLNG project under construction at Gladstone.
Lockyer's visit on Wednesday was his first time on Curtis Island, and he used the session to deliver safety messages to workers at LNG plant construction sites.
He's part of a three-year safety initiative called "Every Day is Game Day", encouraging workers to lift their game in relation to on-site safety.
He has previously admitted he had a negative opinion about coal seam gas until he signed the contract.
Earlier this month Lockyer told Fairfax Media that to start with, his opinion on CSG "was more on the negative side, because I guess once you're reading something constantly you start to form an opinion".
"But now that I've gone on this journey and spoken to a lot of the experts and landowners, I'm a lot more positive about it."