PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Oil and gas major Woodside has committed up to A$65-million in funding over the next five years to support community development in regional Western Australia.
CEO Meg O’Neill said the social contribution would include new opportunities as well as extending current partnerships in the communities of Karratha, Roebourne, Exmouth and Onslow.
The increased funding is in addition to Woodside’s A$50-million contribution under the A$750-million Resources Community Investment Initiative announced by the Western Australian government this year, taking Woodside’s newly announced social investment commitment in Western Australian communities to A$115-million over the next five years.
“Woodside has a strong history of investment in the communities where we live and work and we are committed to the regions for the long term,” O’Neill said.
“We recognise the role we have to play in supporting regional development in our host communities and helping to improve local capability and capacity. “As we progress new projects, we look forward to continuing to work with our partners to build vibrant and resilient communities into the future.”
In 2023, Woodside’s community partnerships will focus on areas of need in the regions, including education, youth, local business and not-for-profit organisations, infrastructure, health and housing support.