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Question Without Notice No. 60 asked in the Legislative Council on 13 February 2020 by Hon Tim Clifford

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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LNG — BURRUP HUB — JOBS

60. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

I refer to the state government's vocal support for the highly polluting proposed Burrup hub project.

(1) Has the state government done its own analysis or received any information on the FTE positions the state expects to be created from this mega-project; and, if so, where was this date sourced from? Please table that data.

(2) Of these, how many will remain beyond the construction phase?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation advises the following.

(1)–(2) The Burrup hub involves a number of projects, including expanding the Pluto LNG facility's capacity, extending the life of the North West Shelf LNG facility and bringing in gas from new sources including the Scarborough and Browse projects.

Employment creation projections/estimates for these projects are typically provided by the companies. Based on information currently available, the Scarborough and Browse projects could generate about 5 000 construction jobs and 1 320 operational jobs.