New Shire complex open to public
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.