Onslow celebrates in style
Oct 24 2017
Onslow residents frocked up in their finest on Friday night to celebrate the recent success of the Wheatstone Project and acknowledge the community’s important contribution to the project over the past six years.
In recognition of the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project’s move into LNG production, this year’s Onslow Annual Gala saw the RM Forrest Hall transform into a room of decadence, with guests enjoying an array of fine food and custom cocktails. Those keen to hit the dance floor and those happy to mingle on the sidelines, were entertained all evening by the talented Howie Morgan Trio.
Shire President Kerry White said Friday’s Gala saw the community come together to celebrate the milestones of local industry and enhance social engagement.
“This year’s Gala was a great opportunity to thank the community for their support throughout Wheatstone’s construction and Onslow’s growth and transformation that has resulted,” said Cr White.
“It is always great to see residents come together, to enjoy a night out and celebrate living in Onslow.”
Chevron Australia’s Community Engagement Supervisor Erin Glancy said that the Wheatstone Project has touched most Onslow residents in one way or another.
“Whether you’ve worked directly or indirectly at Wheatstone, have participated in our community programs and events or have made use of the infrastructure Wheatstone has funded in town, we’d like to thank each and every one of you for your part in this journey,” Mrs Glancy said.
“Since construction commenced in 2011, Wheatstone has spent more than $455 million with local Onslow businesses and organisations for site construction contracts and town-based services. We’ve also contributed more than $250 million to improving social and critical infrastructure, including the airport, aquatic centre, new hospital, ring road and utilities,” Mrs Glancy added.
“Chevron looks forward to continuing to partner with the community, and through collaboration and a shared vision we can work together to ensure Onslow remains a vibrant and sustainable regional community.”
The Shire of Ashburton would like to thank the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project for their contribution in making this year’s Onslow Annual Gala a huge success.