Scarborough gas project welcomed

CCIWA CEO

Chris Rodwell

The green light given by Woodside and BHP for the $16 billion Scarborough gas project is a major vote of confidence in Western Australia and our nation.

In terms of scale, it is the largest oil & gas investment decision to occur in our nation in around a decade, with more than 3,000 jobs set to be generated.

This is exactly the type of project our State has excelled in attracting. It sends a message to the world that we’re ready for business on the eve of our reopening to the world. While it will deliver generational benefits, it is also important to recognise that we need to work hard if we’re to attract investment in emerging sectors to support our economic diversification.

It also serves as a reminder of the transformative impacts of business investment. That’s why we must ensure our regulatory environment is geared to generate greater investment. Ultimately, it enhances the prosperity of all Australians.

We look forward to working with Woodside to ensure there are strong opportunities for local suppliers in delivering the project.

LNG will play a critical role as the world transitions to net zero.

You may also be interested in

WA’s first infrastructure strategy tabled in Parliament
WA’s first infrastructure strategy tabled in Parliament
Western Australia's first 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy, 'Foundations for a stronger tomorrow', was tabled in Parliament today.
Read more »
Costs hitting regional businesses hard
Costs hitting regional businesses hard
Rising costs are savaging WA’s regional businesses — and both profit expectations and long-term confidence are declining.
Read more »
Regions savaged by rising costs
Regions savaged by rising costs
CCIWA Chief Economist Aaron Morey Rising costs are savaging WA’s regional businesses, with profit expectations and long-term confidence declining.
Read more »