Local Business Insights

Local businesses have shared their first-hand experiences, lessons learnt and insights working the onshore gas industry in Queensland's Surat Basin over recent years. The GasFields Commission has shared these stories with the aim of helping to inform and assist other local businesses.

Trade Futures Program - blog post image
  • Tue 11, Sep 2018
  • Gasfields Commission

Trade Futures Program

More than 80% of students who go through Dalby State High School's Trade Futures Program end up becoming employed locally in an industry of their choice, with many finding work in the local gas industry.
Chinchilla Trail Ride - blog post image
  • Thu 16, Aug 2018
  • Gasfields Commission

Chinchilla Trail Ride

The gas industry supports and sponsors the annual Chinchilla Trail Ride, a major fundraising opportunity for the local state school.
Make Dalby the best place to live, work and play - blog post image
  • Thu 16, Aug 2018
  • Gasfields Commission

Make Dalby the best place to live, work and play

Tania from the Dalby Welcoming Community Inc. talks about the Delicious and DeLIGHTful festival and other community initiatives supported by the gas industry.
Fleming's Oil and Gas Industry Services - blog post image
  • Tue 24, Jul 2018
  • Gasfields Commission

Fleming's Oil and Gas Industry Services

Born and bred in Roma, Gavin Fleming says many small businesses in the Surat Basin now specialise in supporting the gas industry.
The importance of the visitor economy - blog post image
  • Thu 5, Jul 2018
  • Gasfields Commission

The importance of the visitor economy

Charlie Eames is a motel owner in Roma who says that 60% to 70% of all his business is corporate visitors including the gas industry.
Industry supports local communities in many different ways - blog post image
  • Mon 18, Jun 2018
  • Gasfields Commission

Industry supports local communities in many different ways

Trish Rowbotham from the Wallumbilla Campdraft Association says the support provided by gas companies is very important to her local community.
Local procurement and employment opportunities - blog post image
  • Thu 31, May 2018
  • Gasfields Commission

Local procurement and employment opportunities

Camille from GoldenWest Apprenticeships in Roma talks about how the locals continue to work with the industry.
Rural Traders and the gas industry - blog post image
  • Thu 17, May 2018
  • Gasfields Commission

Rural Traders and the gas industry

Michael Taylor from Midwest Rural Traders has seen an increase in gas companies working closely with local businesses in the Wallumbilla area.
Eco-tourism and the gas industry - blog post image
  • Wed 9, May 2018
  • Gasfields Commission

Eco-tourism and the gas industry

Meryl from Boobook Ecotours runs tours of the Roma region showing visitors how the region's farming community has worked alongside the gas industry for over a decade.
A Roma Success - blog post image
  • Wed 1, Nov 2017
  • Gasfields Commission

A Roma Success

Peter Sharpe is not your usual entrepreneur. It says “Chief Executive Officer” on his office door but he readily admits he’s not a real Chief Executive in the true sense of the word because he just can’t stick to the job description.