CSG development ‘Project Charlie’ to create 1600 new jobs

TSBE Wandoan Project Charlie

Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) held their March Enterprise Evening last Thursday to present QGC’s latest CSG development in the region: Project Charlie

More than 200 people gathered in Wandoan to hear first-hand how the $1.7 billion project is expected to create 1600 jobs over the next two years.

TSBE Chief Executive Officer Dr Ben Lyons was happy to see such a strong turnout for their latest development.

“Project Charlie is the industry’s first example of ongoing investment within the Surat Basin resource sector,” Dr Lyons explains.

“The $1.7 billion project represents the ongoing “sustain phase” of projects, where smaller targeted locations are developed as new gas fields to keep supply to Gladstone for export.”

Local Content Advisor at CPB Contractors, Ben Hughes provided an overview of the project’s overall requirement, focusing on local engagement in particular.

“The project is expected to create 1,600 jobs in the next two years so it was pleasing to hear from Mr Hughes in regards to the project’s local content engagement and how they are engaging with local companies,” Dr Lyons says.

QGC Vice President – External Affairs and Sustainability, Joanne Pafumi, updated attendees on QGC’s overall project to date, highlighting the lead contracting firms involved with the project and providing insights into the projects contribution to the Queensland Resource Sector.