A group of Narrabri locals have expressed their support for Santos, saying the industry is delivering economic benefits to the local area.
In a short video released by Santos, local landholder Anthony Brennan says Santos’ Narrabri operations are contributing to the local economy.
“A new industry coming to town is certainly contributing to our community both economically and in terms of jobs and they are the two most important things to drive this area forward,” he said.
Ron Campbell from Namoi Waste Corp said “If we didn’t have this industry, Narrabri and Narrabri shire wouldn’t be as vibrant as it is today.”
Rob Gilbert from Reg Gilbert Real Estate also expressed his support.
“It builds people, it builds jobs, it builds community, it just builds the town,” he said.
Through the Narrabri Gas Project Santos will employ up to 1200 people during construction and 200 people on an ongoing basis. The Project will generate more than $1.6 billion in royalties. This will help support services like better roads, hospitals and schools for the people of NSW.
Mr Gilbert also highlighted Santos commitment to supporting the community through sponsorships and partnerships.
“They are deeply involved with the rugby club, they are deeply involved with any and all of the service clubs. They are deeply involved with any and all of the schools” he said.
Philip Lockyer from the Kaputar Motel said he has never seen a company that is “more committed”.
“They support the community, they communicate with them. I think Santos are doing a really good job.”
Santos supports several local sporting groups and we have a number of long-term partnerships in place with local organisations and events. For many years we’ve worked with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter’s New England North West service, the Narrabri Education Foundation which assists local students to further their education and training, and popular community events like the Nosh on the Namoi and the Narrabri Picnic Races.
Santos is also proud not only to be a major sponsor of the Narrabri Blue Boars but also to support the broader Central North Rugby Union.