New Shire com­plex open to pub­lic

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

The Onslow com­mu­nity joined in cel­e­brat­ing the open­ing of the new Onslow Shire Com­plex last Fri­day Oc­to­ber 28.

The open­ing was of­fi­ci­ated by Shire of Ash­bur­ton pres­i­dent Kerry White and Chevron Aus­tralia man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Nigel Hearne.

The new com­plex, now open to the pub­lic, in­te­grates all coun­cil ser­vices into one build­ing in­clud­ing the town hall, li­brary, cus­tomer ser­vice, coun­cil cham­bers as well as the Wheat­stone In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre — an in­ter­ac­tive pub­lic in­for­ma­tion space de­signed to pro­vide in­sights into the Chevron­op­er­ated Wheat­stone Pro­ject.

Fifty guests, in­clud­ing mem­bers of the Onslow com­mu­nity and busi­ness and govern­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tives, at­tended an of­fi­cial open­ing lun­cheon.

Ms White said the Onslow Shire Com­plex would once again by the hub of the com­mu­nity.

“We are thrilled to be able to have so many ser­vices back un­der the one roof,” she said.

“In par­tic­u­lar, I would like to thank Chevron and its part­ners for their con­tri­bu­tion to this vi­tal com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity.”

Mr Hearne said the open­ing of the Shire Com­plex is sig­nif­i­cant for Onslow with the new fa­cil­ity al­low­ing im­proved civic ser­vice de­liv­ery for those who live and work in the town.

“Along with our Wheat­stone joint ven­ture par­tic­i­pants, Chevron is proud to have com­mit­ted more than $250 mil­lion to so­cial and crit­i­cal in­fra­struc­ture in Onslow,” he said.

“With these im­prove­ments, the peo­ple of Onslow will share in bet­ter ac­cess to ser­vices and fa­cil­i­ties, fur­ther con­tribut­ing to the vi­brancy and sus­tain­able devel­op­ment of the town.”

Af­ter the of­fi­cial open­ing, about 120 Onslow lo­cals got their glad rags on to at­tend a cel­e­bra­tory cock­tail party. Guests en­joyed food, drinks and live en­ter­tain­ment from lo­cal act Kick Back Duo.

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