CHIEF EXECUTIVE of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), Ian Macfarlane has welcomed 50 extra resources-related construction jobs created by Senex Energy in its new $30 million Roma North expansion announced today.
“This announcement couldn’t have come at a better time,” Mr Macfarlane said. “Senex’s decision to increase its gas production near Roma in south-west Queensland by 50 percent is just the sort of investment confidence Queensland needs to bolster the economy as it recovers from the COVID-19 induced downturn.
“I congratulate Senex on its latest announcement, which adds to the 250 construction jobs and $400 million investment committed to completing its Atlas and Roma North projects in the Surat Basin over the past 18 months, benefiting more than 50 businesses in the region,” he said.
“The resources sector has kept Queensland afloat during the COVID emergency contributing $74 billion over the past year to the State Budget and $56.5 billion – or almost 80 percent – of Queensland’s total exports.
“And making that possible are the 372,000 hard-working men and women employed in Queensland’s resources sector whose families and communities benefit every day from the financial security and job opportunities our sector provides.”