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Question Without Notice No. 454 asked in the Legislative Council on 9 May 2019 by Hon Robin Chapple

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

WOODSIDE ENERGY — PILBARA JOBS

454. Hon ROBIN CHAPPLE to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

I refer to the Woodside local employment initiative.

(1) How many people from Karratha and Roebourne have been employed locally?

(2) Are these figures reported?

(3) If yes to (2), will the minister please table all the reports that are available?

(4) If no to (2), why not?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) Under the Woodside local participation plan signed in May 2018, Woodside committed to introducing a local jobs portal within one month of execution of a crown lease for the Bay Village land. Negotiations to finalise the lease are ongoing. Nevertheless, Woodside has been operating the Karratha local jobs portal since May 2018 and is working with other local employers to link their recruitment websites.

(2) Woodside is required to report on the performance of the local jobs portal, starting three months after commencement of the construction of Bay Village and annually thereafter.

(3)–(4) In the meantime, as at 15 February, Woodside has advised that since June 2018, there have been 49 ads for 135 job and training roles at Woodside-operated sites, including with Woodside, Programmed, Monadelphous, MGJV, UCJV, NEMMS JV and Matera. Available roles have been filled by locals or people willing to relocate as residential in Karratha. Seven Woodside logistics operator roles at King Bay supply facility were recently filled by locals. There have been 884 people registered as members on the site.