Contract the wheel deal
The wheels will keep rolling for a bus service in Onslow after the company was awarded a contract to support the Chevron-operated Wheatstone natural gas operations.
The company, Onslow Bus & Taxi, was awarded the five-year contract, set to begin in February and including the provision of bus services for the Wheatstone operation’s workforce to and from various locations — among them the airport, the workforce village, the plant site, and Onslow town — with an estimated 150 transfers a week.
Onslow Bus & Taxi co-owner and director Neil Rafferty said the business had grown since he bought it.
“When Emily and I purchased the local taxi and busing business, it was a one-person operation, but we have now grown the business to a team of five,” he said.
“The contract award will allow us to employ even more Onslow residents and continue our services locally, which is something we are very passionate about.”
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Chevron’s Wheatstone plant manager Nigel Comerford said Chevron was committed to partnering with local businesses and the community to deliver long-term social and economic benefits.
“Since 2011, the Wheatstone project has spent more than $455 million with local Onslow businesses and organisations for site construction contracts and town-based services such as transport, catering, venue hire, and general supplies,” he said.
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