Managing Director Tony Nunan said that in response to community feedback, the changes made will ensure local businesses had full, fair and reasonable opportunity to compete for QGC business.

“Actively encouraging local procurement is one of the four objectives of our new Local Content Policy,” he said.

“Businesses can now register their interest in working with us through our website free of charge.

“These measures will help QGC build on its track record of creating opportunities for local business as we work to supply natural gas to businesses and homes in Australia and beyond.”

Data from the 2015 financial year shows QGC’s investment and operational spending was A$6.2 billion with over 1,700 Australian suppliers.

Queensland was the main beneficiary with 71% or A$4.5 billion in spending.

QGC spent A$400 million with almost 700 suppliers located in eight regional Queensland local government areas where QGC operates.

Mr Nunan said that while procurement results in 2015 reflected the end of construction of the first phase of the QCLNG project, the company’s 2016 spend will benefit from the
A$1.7 billion Charlie development announced in November 2015.

“An Australian Industry Participation Plan is being developed for the Charlie project,” he said.

“To date, main works contractor, CPB Contractors, has already awarded 24% of almost A$100 million in sub-contracts to businesses located in the Surat basin.”

Local businesses have already begun work on the project such as FKG Group of Toowoomba, which has begun work on a A$16 million contract to widen a local road.

Notes to Editors:

Local suppliers talk about working with QGC:

Pat Philp, owner-operator of Pat’s Diesel Service, Dalby, which has worked with QGC since 2005: “Working with QGC has meant further growth in my company, further employment opportunities for locals and hopefully further growth into the future.

“Since securing a long-term contract with the company, I’ve found it viable to employ a young apprentice, a local Tara boy.”

Jackie Mannix, Manager of Gladstone Printing Services, which has worked with QGC since 2011:  “Working with QGC has allowed our business to grow. We put on an apprentice in 2011 and we signed her up under the QGC Strengthening Local Workforces Program, a partnership with Busy at Work.”

  • An infographic and photos of local QGC suppliers are available for download from QGC’s flickr page
  • Video and audio interviews with suppliers are available from QGC’s Vimeo and Soundcloud pages

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About QGC

QGC Pty Limited (ACN: 089 642 553) is a leading Australian natural gas explorer and producer focused on supplying gas to domestic and international markets. QGC has established one of Australia’s largest capital infrastructure projects to turn Queensland’s world-class gas reserves into liquefied natural gas. QGC’s operations involve production of natural gas in southern Queensland, transportation through a 540km underground pipeline network and liquefaction on Curtis Island near Gladstone for export.  QGC is the Australian asset of BG Group plc, a world leader in natural gas with a broad portfolio of business interests focused on exploration and production and LNG. For further information visit: www.qgc.com.au

Media contact:

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There are matters discussed in this media information that are forward looking statements. Such statements are only predictions and actual events or results may differ materially. For a discussion of important factors which could cause actual results to differ from the forward looking statements, refer to BG Group’s annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 December 2014. BG Group does not undertake any obligation to update publicly, or revise, forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required.

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