Local Business Insights

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.
Major positive impact of gas on Toowoomba and regional economy - blog post image
  • Thu 1, Dec 2016
  • Gasfields Commission

Major positive impact of gas on Toowoomba and regional economy

The gas industry in this region has had a major positive impact on not only Toowoomba but the whole Surat Basin and the regional economy here.
Innovation brings pipeline of opportunities for Dalby firm - blog post image
  • Thu 22, Sep 2016
  • Gasfields Commission

Innovation brings pipeline of opportunities for Dalby firm

Innovation in welding and commissioning of water pipelines for Queensland's coal seam gas (CSG) industry has opened the door to a diverse range of new business opportunities in the agriculture and civil sectors for Dalby-based firm, Australian Fusion Welding.
Equipment supplier evolves with changing gas industry - blog post image
  • Tue 6, Sep 2016
  • Gasfields Commission

Equipment supplier evolves with changing gas industry

Adapting and evolving with the changing needs of the onshore gas industry in Queensland remains key for long-time drilling and completion equipment provider, General Petroleum Oil Tools (GPOT).
Digging in for long term gas business opportunities - blog post image
  • Tue 6, Sep 2016
  • Gasfields Commission

Digging in for long term gas business opportunities

​Environmental consulting and contracting company, Perfect Earth, sees real long term opportunities providing their rehabilitation and erosion control services to the onshore gas industry in the Surat Basin, opening a local office in Chinchilla last year.