Contract the wheel deal

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Onslow Bus & Taxi owners Emily See and Neil Rafferty with Chevron’s Wheatstone Supply Chain Superintendent Tom Jeffreys.
Camera IconOnslow Bus & Taxi owners Emily See and Neil Rafferty with Chevron’s Wheatstone Supply Chain Superintendent Tom Jeffreys. Credit: Supplied

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.”

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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