Company stands by foundation

THE Gladstone Social Infrastructure Strategic Plan (SISP) and its outcome, The Gladstone Foundation, will accommodate the future needs of Gladstone, according to the Department of Infrastructure and Planning.

A spokesperson for Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the Social Infrastructure Strategic Plan creates a strong partnership between industry and all levels of government to build long-term social assets and services for Gladstone.

On Wednesday the minister said the purpose of SISP is to establish a perpetual trust to be known as the Gladstone Foundation that will have voluntary contributions from industry.

A spokesperson for LNG proponent QGC said the company’s core business principles are ensuring that communities benefit from their presence on an enduring basis

“We have been in discussions with the Queensland Department of Infrastructure and Planning about the plan, and we are currently reviewing the draft Voluntary Industry Contributions Framework.

“We have done substantial work to understand potential environmental and social impacts of developing the Queensland Curtis LNG Project.”

The spokesperson said QGC’s objective is to mitigate the impacts by investing directly in areas including housing, local employment, training programs and infrastructure.



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