A three-year social investment agreement between the City of Karratha and the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project has recently been extended for another year.
During the period of the agreement, the City and North West Shelf Project worked together to achieve significant community outcomes. This includes around $300,000 since 2016 awarded to more than 150 community and sporting groups through the Quarterly Grants Scheme.
In addition, the City and North West Shelf Project have improved the youth services program, with nearly 5000 young people attending The Youth Shed to participate in a diverse range of activities and programs last financial year.
The City and North West Shelf Project have helped create safe, healthy and liveable communities through the Safer Communities Partnership, which delivers initiatives focused on reducing crime and antisocial behaviour.
The partnership delivered a vibrant and inclusive Australia Day celebration and annual citizenship awards in 2019. Woodside will also continue its funding of NAIDOC Week events this year.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said he was pleased to extend the agreements with Woodside and the North West Shelf venture for 2019, valued at a total of $341,000.
“These agreements secure funding to continue engaging with and entertaining local youth, working with police, government agencies and stakeholders to improve safety through our Safer Communities Partnership and continue to delivering community events that foster a sense of belonging,” Cr Long said.
“As Woodside complete their planning for the Scarborough and Browse projects, the City will continue to collaborate on meaningful social investment to provide more benefits to the community.”
Woodside Karratha Gas Plant Manager Andrew Lobb said Woodside is proud to have supported youth, education and safety outcomes across the City.
“We’ll continue to collaborate with our community partners and joint venture participants as we progress our Burrup hub growth plans,” Mr Lobb said.
“It’s a core value for Woodside that we are active members of the community.”