Woodside and the North West Shelf Project participants are undertaking a A$55 million refurbishment program of our residential properties.

It is expected that about 400 properties will be upgraded during the multi-year program, which is aimed at ensuring an appropriate standard of housing for Woodside employees.

The project strategy is to maximise local sub-contractor and supplier engagement and achieve high levels of Indigenous employment and training. The head contractors for the project are Pindan and majority Indigenous-owned H&M Tracey, which are targeting sourcing 80% of goods and services from within the City of Karratha and targeting over 30% Indigenous participation through training and employment.

So far, these targets have been exceeded. More than 15 local sub-contractors have been engaged. Across the program, 17 Aboriginal people have been employed, with nine participating in an apprenticeship or training program.