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QGC announces new community fund

QGC has
called for submissions from community groups in the Western Downs and Gladstone
region with grants of between $10,000 and $50,000 up for grabs.

The company,
which is building on of three $20 billion LNG
plants on Curtis Island, announced a new program that it said will
deliver benefits to regional and south-east Queensland communities.

Dubbed the Social Investment Program, QGC said the initiative would comprise
of partnerships, projects and a community-based grants program.

The company said not-for-profit organisations should prepare for the first
round of funding which will run from February to March next year.

On top of this, QGC said in 2015 it would focus on investing in three
key areas including the sustainability of community organisations, supporting
the development of small to medium enterprises, and education programs in
maths, science and engineering.

QGC managing
director Mitch Ingram said the company remained committed to supporting host communities
as it transitions from construction to operations.

“Our
perspective though is changing from managing immediate impacts and benefits to
helping prepare and plan for long term opportunities and sustainability,” Ingram
said.

“This
strategy builds on the foundations laid through the Social Impact Management
Plan for the construction of the Queensland Curtis LNG Project,” Ingram said.

“We thank
all those who have contributed to making these commitments a reality.’’

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