Approvals another significant step in Woodside's Scarborough joint venture

Minister for Resources and Water, Keith Pitt, has welcomed the announcement from Woodside that it has received key primary state and federal approvals for its Scarborough Joint Venture off Western Australia.

Minister Pitt said the approvals are another important step forward for the vitally important project.

“The approval for a pipeline licence through state and Commonwealth waters along with the Scarborough Field Development Plan are significant for the US$12 billion project, which will provide a huge jobs and economic boost for WA and the nation,” Minister Pitt said.

“Apart from unlocking enormous gas reserves, it’s estimated the project will have a peak construction workforce of over 3,000 and 600 jobs once it’s operational, including around 230 in the Pilbara.

“Given the current uncertainty around the world, and an energy crisis throughout Europe, it’s projects like this that build Australia’s capacity to ensure long-term energy and national security,” Minister Pitt said.

“It will also support our international neighbours to secure their own energy needs.

“It’s a key reason the Coalition Government is such a strong supporter of our oil and gas sector, which will continue to contribute to jobs and economic growth across the country for decades to come.”

Media contact: Minister Pitt's office 02 6277 7180