Lytton Refinery expansion in QLD to create 300 construction jobs

Monica Gameng   |   January 20, 2023
Lytton Refinery (cr: NewsCop)

About 300 construction jobs are set to be created through the expansion of the Lytton Refinery at the Port of Brisbane, along with improved fuel security and the delivery of lower emissions fuel. 

This follows the declaration of the Ampol Future Fuels Desulfurisation Project as a prescribed project and critical infrastructure project by Acting Premier Steven Miles, on the recommendation of the Coordinator-General. 

“The Lytton Refinery is one of two oil refineries remaining in Australia and the only one in Queensland. 

“This upgrade will improve fuel security and efficiency in Queensland and nationally, fuelling our industry. 

“Importantly it will help deliver cleaner, lower emissions fuel, which is better for the environment,” Mr Miles said. 

The expansion of the Lytton Refinery will ensure that it will continue to operate well into the future, which will also enable retention of high-skilled manufacturing jobs in the State. 

On the other hand, declaring the project a prescribed project and critical infrastructure project will ensure it is given timely decision making that will help get this development going. 

The Lytton Refinery project will include plant upgrades, expansion of the facility as well as associated works on land owned by Ampol – within and adjoining the existing refinery. 

“The refinery has been operating in Lytton for over 50 years, supporting jobs and industry in our community. 

“Importantly, the project will create around 300 construction jobs and safeguard the ongoing jobs of approximately 450 employees and 400 contractors,” Member for Lytton Joan Pease said. 

Andrew Brewer, Ampol’s Executive General Manager, has also welcomed the declaration of prescribed project and critical infrastructure project by the Queensland Government. 

“Ampol has proudly operated the Lytton Refinery since 1965 and is eager to get the Ampol Future Fuels Desulfurisation Project finalised and underway so we can move to the next stage of the refinery’s life. 

“I know approvals associated with the project are complex and need to be obtained within tight timeframes. We would like to thank the Queensland Government for their ongoing support, and we look forward to working with them as we finalise our own approvals and commence work on this project,” Mr Brewer said. 

Source: Queensland Government – Media Statements; Queensland Government – State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning; NewsCop 

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