feature onslow business secures bus services contract for the chevron-operated wheatstone facility

Emily in front of a fleet of buses.Emily in front of a fleet of buses.
Onslow business Busyox, trading as Onslow Bus & Taxi, has been awarded the bus services contract to support the Chevron-operated Wheatstone natural gas operations.
The contract will see Onslow Bus & Taxi assume the delivery of bussing services in February 2020, following a transition period with Greyhound which has provided bus services throughout the construction phase of the facility.
Onslow Bus & Taxi co-owner and director Neil Rafferty said the contract award was recognition of their hard work in town since taking over the business in 2015.
“When Emily and I purchased the local taxi and bussing business, it was a one-person operation but we have now grown the business to a team of five,” Neil said.
Wheatstone Supply Chain Superintendent Tom Jeffreys and Onslow Bus & Taxi owners Emily See and Neil Rafferty.

Wheatstone Supply Chain Superintendent Tom Jeffreys and Onslow Bus & Taxi owners Emily See and Neil Rafferty.

“The contract award will allow us to employ even more Onslow residents and continue our services locally, which is something we are very passionate about.”
Chevron’s Wheatstone Plant Manager Nigel Comerford congratulated Onslow Bus & Taxi and said it was great to see a local business secure a Chevron Australia contract.
“With supplier diversity a key focus for Chevron, we are committed to partnering with local businesses and the community to deliver long-term social and economic benefits, now and for generations to come,"

Nigel Comerford

Chevron Australia's Wheatstone Plant Manager

“Since 2011, the Wheatstone Project has spent more than $455 million with local Onslow businesses and organisations for site construction contracts and town-based services such as transport, catering, venue hire and general supplies.”

The contract includes the provision of bussing services for the Wheatstone operations workforce to and from various locations including the airport, the workforce village, the plant site and Onslow town - averaging 150 transfers a week.
With a predicted lifespan of 30 years, Wheatstone is one of Australia’s most significant resource projects and is making a substantial economic contribution.
To date, more than $20 billion has been committed to Australian companies since construction started in late 2011.

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