The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) welcomes the announcement today by INPEX that it will move its interstate FIFO workforce to WA.
INPEX announced today that all employees working on its offshore facilities will live in WA by the end of 2023.
CME Director of Policy and Advocacy Rob Carruthers said the decision would have important long-term benefits for the WA economy and the communities in which INPEX operates.
“It’s very pleasing to see INPEX join the likes of BHP, Rio Tinto and Woodside by making this commitment to a local workforce model,” Mr Carruthers said.
“With projects such as Ichthys and Bayu-Undan and interests in the Prelude facility and the Van Gogh and Novara oil fields, INPEX is one of the WA oil and gas sector’s major employers.
“To have the employees of INPEX’s offshore facilities, plus their families, living in WA is a potentially significant boost for regional communities and will also deliver meaningful economic outcomes as the State continues its recovery from COVID-19.”
CME is the peak resources sector representative body in Western Australia, with its member companies employing 86 per cent of the sector’s workforce.