State Development Minister Clive Brown has welcomed the announcement by Methanex Australia that it was continuing to work towards the establishment of a 1.3 million tonne per annum methanol plant on the Burrup Peninsula.
Mr Brown said it was further vindication of the Government’s vision for a world-class gas-processing hub on the Burrup and showed why Western Australia was Australia’s strongest performing State economy.
“The development of the Burrup as a gas-processing hub is the centrepiece of the Government’s strategy to create 125,000 jobs over the next five years,” he said.
“With Burrup Fertilisers recently beginning earthworks and Methanex’s ongoing commitment, we are close to securing an extended period of economic and employment growth for WA.”
The Minister said the Government’s commitment to the Burrup should excite all Western Australians.
“This State is becoming a regional centre for the oil and gas sector, which will benefit all sectors of the WA economy for years to come,” he said.
“The oil and gas sector requires high levels of capital expenditure and creates highly skilled and highly paid jobs.
“As WA continues to emerge as a regional oil and gas centre, we will continue to see benefits throughout all sectors of the economy.
“It is no coincidence that Jervoise Bay’s Australian Marine Complex continues to gain momentum. Nor is it a coincidence that Perth’s major high-rise construction project is currently being built for Woodside Petroleum.
“All businesses, large and small, have a stake in WA’s succeeding in the oil and gas sector and the Government will continue to pursue its Burrup vision for the benefit of all Western Australians.”
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