Investment Profile

Onslow Business Investment Guide

Understand the world class opportunities in Onslow

Type:
Development
Stage:
Investment Opportunity
Sectors:
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing, Mining, Manufacturing, Electricity, Gas, Water & Waste Ser..., Construction, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Accommodation & Food Services, Transport, Postal & Warehousing, Financial & Insurance Services, Rental, Hiring & Real Estate Servic..., Professional, Scientific & Technica..., Administrative & Support Services, Public Administration & Safety, Education & Training, Health Care & Social Assistance, Arts & Recreation Services, Other Services, Tourism
Regions:
Ashburton

The community of Onslow is booming.

 Investment is strong with the establishment of projects including the $29 billion Chevron-operated Wheatstone Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project and BHP Billiton’s $1.5 billion Macedon Domestic Gas project. Chevron has also committed over $250 million and the State Government $70 million for social and critical services infrastructure to support Onslow’s growth.

The Wheatstone Project, in itself, has created well in excess of 6,000 direct and indirect jobs within the Onslow area – which has had a direct impact on the commercial economy of the Onslow community and created an influx of people (permanent, visiting and temporary) to the town.

 Development at this stage is by no means slowing down. There are currently significant projects pending including the development of a 19 pen marina valued at approximately $25 million, establishment of a marine support base at Beadon Creek and development of light industrial land (likely value in excess of $40 million), and the plausibility of the decommissioning of the onshore and offshore oil and gas infrastructure at Thevenard Island. In addition, if the development of the Scarborough LNG project is realised (and involves Onslow), this will provide the equivalent economic stimulus to the local economy as the Wheatstone Project.

Last updated: 07-07-2017