PERTH, Western Australia, 3 April 2023 – Chevron Australia has officially moved into its new headquarters at One The Esplanade at Perth’s Elizabeth Quay, underscoring the energy company’s long-term contribution and commitment to Australia.
“Through our various interests and investments, Chevron has been part of Australian energy since 1952, and we’re proud of our history and story of evolution in Australia,” said Chevron Australia managing director Mark Hatfield.
“After 38 months of construction, 2.1 million work hours and A$115 million of direct Chevron investment, we're excited to take our place in Perth's iconic city skyline.”
Chevron Australia’s Perth-based workforce of more than 1500 people, which supports the company’s operated Gorgon and Wheatstone natural gas projects, as well as Chevron’s other interests in Australia, including the North West Shelf project, will now be located in a single building for the first time in more than a decade.
Developed and managed by Brookfield Properties and built by Multiplex, One The Esplanade is a 29-level premium grade building that features world-class workforce amenities, leading energy efficiency measures and an extensive art collection showcasing 32 local artists with an emphasis on indigenous artists.
Among the headquarters’ Western Australian highlights, Chevron’s reception desk is made of repurposed timbers from the former Bunbury Jetty, which was built in the 1860s, and core samples taken from beneath Barrow Island, off the state’s northwest, complete a large common wall in the meeting and conference centre.
The building is targeting a 6-star Green Star from the Green Building Council of Australia, a minimum 5-star NABERS energy rating and an IWBI WELL Gold Certification.
Chevron Australia General Manager Capital Projects Tom Koren said the design of the building had been undertaken in collaboration Whadjuk Noongar ‘cultural architects’ who provided cultural advice throughout the project.
“Our project team has worked hard to provide a workplace that is centred on the wellbeing of our people and supports diversity and inclusion as well as recognising our sense of place at Gumap (Elizabeth Quay),” Koren said.
“In addition to sharing Noongar cultural advice and advising on cultural safety, our engagement with Whadjuk representatives has significantly influenced key parts of the building and assisted us to bring in items from other lands in a culturally sensitive way.
“Together, we have worked to ensure we have the right energy throughout the building – from reception to the workspaces and meeting rooms – so that anyone who enters our headquarters feels welcomed and included.”
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies and through its Australian subsidiaries, has been present in Australia for 70 years. With the ingenuity and commitment of thousands of workers, Chevron Australia operates the Gorgon and Wheatstone natural gas facilities; manages its equal one-sixth interest in the North West Shelf Venture; operates Australia’s largest onshore oilfield on Barrow Island; is a significant investor in exploration; and via Caltex and Puma Energy delivers quality fuel products and services across Australia, operating or supplying a network of more than 360 retail locations and an extensive 24-hour hour diesel stop network, as well as 14 depots and three seaboard terminals.