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Project traffic and transport update We are working with the local council to upgrade and widen roads and intersections that will be most impacted as a result of increased traffic. To improve traffic flow and safety during the peak construction period, a number of initiatives have been implemented: ‡Project vehicles travelling from our Condabri site (south of Miles) to Chinchilla are required to travel via Miles and along the Warrego High way to avoid the use of Fairymeadow Road. ‡Employees working at our gas plant facilities at Talinga and Spring Gully are transported to work by bus. This takes approximately 100 cars off the road in each two-week roster. ‡Development of the Miles Airport is nearing completion. Once commissioned and approved, most employees and contractors working on the Condabri gas field will be flown in and transported to site by bus, thus removing more traffic from local roads. Safety is our number one priority, so we are continuously working towards developing solutions to minimise traffic-related impacts. We appreciate your patience during this time. We’ll keep you informed of any updates in the coming months.

Australia Pacific LNG project update: ‡ Project is approximately 45% complete with first LNG cargo due in mid-2015 ‡ First gas will soon flow to gas processing plant at Condabri Central and will begin delivering gas to market by October ‡ Over 225 km of pipeline in the ground, reinstatement and revegetation due for completion at end of year

ORIGIN UPDATE Recently, the first information sessions for our next young driver training program, Caring About Road Safety (CARS), were held in Miles and Tara. If you’re interested in taking part, registrations for Miles and Tara are still open and close on Friday 9th August. Since the program started over 1300 students have learned about safer driving skills at a half day practical training course, delivered by RACQ. Students only pay $50 to participate in the $320 course, and we’ll pick up the tab for the rest. Students need to contact their school to register for the program. On the Project front, Australia Pacific LNG has made some great progress and is now approximately 45% complete. In the Western Downs region, we are on track with the first gas from wells soon to flow through 200 km of pipe to the gas processing plant at Condabri Central. The Condabri Central gas compression facility should also begin delivering gas into the domestic market by October. Our main pipeline has reached the one-third mark with more than 225 km in the ground and over 160 km of pipeline easement reinstated and revegetated. Completion is expected around year-end. Finally, construction of the first two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) trains (LNG production units) on Curtis Island, near Gladstone is on schedule and over 40% complete. We have made great progress towards the first cargo of LNG in mid-2015, but there’s still a huge amount of work to do. Until next time, take care and stay safe. Rob Hart Regional Manager: Qld Coal Seam Gas


Dear Dad Memories of my Dad- Cathy McKenzie

When asked to do an article about how my Dad inspired me, I thought this could be difficult having only known my Dad for such a short time. He was taken from us when I was fourteen, but memories of him are so strong. I remember us sitting on the veranda before bedtime pointing out the constellations, Dad enthralling us with the myths and legends of ancient civilisations, telling us of the race to put a man on the moon. I can still hear his voice as he read ‘Fox in Socks’. My mother’s face one day as she walked into a kitchen full of children and flour, Dad in the middle teaching us to make pancakes. Wherever Dad was, the kids were sure to be. Travelling with Dad was a pleasure, as he sang the whole time. Dad was always inventing something better, whether it was a new swing for us or a more efficient forklift for his timber business. As I reflect on the way I have raised my own sons, I can see his influence, the love of family, the thirst for knowledge, and to always have ‘a go’ at something. Thanks, Dad!

Memories of my DadEsmé Horswood We originally lived out on a farm at Dulacca, but when my Dad was called in to the Army in 1942, we had to sell the farm and move into Chinchilla…Mum and the four kids. Dad returned from the Army in November, 1945 and on the 1st of January, 1946, we moved to a dairy farm where we had no electricity and no phone. He worked really hard to make a success of the farm and he was a very community minded man. He was involved in the Show Society and tennis club, the hall committee and the school committee. He was a very involved man in the community and he had a good singing voice and could make a speech at the drop of a hat, so he was often MC at things. He was a Pavilion Steward and then Grounds Steward of the Show Society for 20 odd years. We always went to shows and the circus if it was in town. My parents were always involved, even though they had 8 children. We never thought we were hard done by. We never had anything, but neither did anybody else around us. When my children were young, they were quite musical and Dad used to sing with them a lot which was just wonderful. He was always involved with the family and he used to say, ‘I thought my heart would burst when I saw them (his grandchildren) running up the track (at school carnivals)’.

Father’s DayTamara Pitt. When asked to write this article about my Dad and my husband, I was worried that I would struggle. Not because they aren’t very important to me, but to try to put into words just how much they have made me the person I am today and how grateful I am to have them in my life. To start with, my Dad, when I was growing up, was a huge part of my life. He was always there, me being the first and only child until I was 8 years old. I was his ‘little girl’ and sometimes today, I think he still thinks that. Dad was very much involved in everything I did as a child. When it came to working bees at school or sporting groups, Dad was always there to help. Dad also attended at school when they called for parent helper’s in class. When I went away to boarding school in year 8, it was very hard on my Dad. I remember, I would ring home and Mum would answer the phone and I would straight away ask for Dad so I could tell him everything that happened. Then he would pass it on to Mum. Even on the big P day, I rang Dad crying and asked him what to do. Our relationship lasted even when school finished, and when I moved on and got married and had children, Dad would ring every couple of days. We have kept our relationship strong to this day and now my children have a very strong relationship with their ‘Poppy’.

Since my parents have recently retired to Chinchilla to be close to my family and my brother’s family, Dad has taken on what we did together when I was a child to doing things with my children. He helps get them ready for school and takes them to school. He takes them to their sporting events and helps on game days and working bees. It’s like you do a full circle in life. My Dad is everything to me and I think as you get older, you start to realise just how much they mean to you, especially when you have your own children, because you want your husband to have the same relationship with your children as you did with your father. My husband is very similar to my father in that our children are everything to him and he is heavily involved in everything they do. He is also involved within the community and it’s not always to help our own children, but to benefit the wider community. To sum it up, both these men in my life are an inspiration to me and to my family.

18 August

I am proud of them both and I wish them both a ‘Happy Father’s Day!’


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1800 526 369. How’s my driving? At Origin, we welcome your feedback and enquiries about specific traffic issues resulting from our day-to-day coal seam gas operations. This includes everything from increased truck movements to changes in road conditions. With your local knowledge and specific feedback, we can act on any concerns you have that may affect your daily travel around the region. So contact Origin today.

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Chinchilla Directory 2013 Accommodation - Bunya Mountains Accomodation Centre - Bunya Ave, Bunya Mountains. Ph. 4668 3126. info@bunyamountains.com Accommodation - Chinchilla Palms Motor Inn & The Palms Restaurant - 64 - 70 Warrego Hwy Ph: 4672 9888 Accountants -Activate Accounting. Myall Precinct, 66 Drayton St, Dalby. Ph. 4531 8090 Accounting and Taxation - BMO Dalby - Business Growth, Wealth Creation, Loans and Leasing, Accounting and Tax - 4662 3722 Air Conditioning – Service, supply and install air conditioners E: murray@043split.com.au Ph: 0437 754 844 Beauty - Cosmetic Elegance Clinic - Suite 102, Level 1, Medici Medical Centre, 15 Scott St, Toowoomba Ph: 4638 2700 Beauty - Painted Beauty Cosmetic Studio - Chinchilla - 0422 605 148 Builder - Chris Redlich, Builder. 20 years experience, specialising in renovations. QBSA 74755. Ph. 0415 653 747 Building Design - Martin Building Design - 42 North St, Dalby Ph: 4662 1403 www.martindesign.com.au Cladding – AR Treasure – Vinyl wall cladding and awnings. 4662 7614 OR 0427 922 573. BSA 13610 Computer Sales and Repairs Concreting - Kwik Kerb Miles - 49 Daisy Street, Miles. Ph. 4627 1539. www.kwikkerb.net.au/miles Containers - Dalby Containers - Sales and Hire Shipping Containers Ph: 4663 5544 Mob: 0429 063 151 Convert records, tapes, videos, home movies, slides etc. to CD or DVD. George Sturgess 0428 157 566 Council - Western Downs Regional Council - www.wdrc.qld.gov.au Ph: 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624) Fax: 1300 FAXWDRC (1300 329 937) Doctor - Chinchilla Medical Practice - Ph: 07 4662 7188 Earthworks - Pentacon Civil Infrastructure and Bulk Earthworks. 33 Heeney St, Chinchilla. www.pentacon.com.au Fashion (Mens and Ladies) - Mensland Chinchilla - 93 Heeney St, Chinchilla Ph: 4662 7421 Gallery - White Gums Art Gallery - 80-86 Heeney St, Chinchilla. Ph. 4668 9908 Garden Centre - Chinchilla Garden Centre 72 - 74 Warrego Hwy, Chinchilla Ph: 4662 8067 Landscape Supplies - Dalby Landscapes - Plants, Pavers, Pots, Ornaments, Ponds. Hospital Rd, Dalby. Ph: 4662 3910 Motorbikes and Quads - Advance Motors - 4 Loudoun Rd, Dalby. Ph: 6621255 Online Directory - Western Downs Directory - www.westerndownsdirectory.com Optometrist - Eyecare Eyewear Dallby and Chinchilla - Ph: 46697072 Optometrist - John Davies Optometrists - We're serious about your eyes. 46a Archibald St, Dalby. P: 4662 3725 Party Supplies - Time2Party - 16 Eileen St, Dalby Ph: 4669 8998 Pest Control - Amalgamated Pest Control - Ph: 4662 7082 E: chinchilla@amalpest.com.au Pest Control - Central Pest Control – Ph: 4662 1132, M: 0412 340 644. PO Box 776, Dalby 4405. centralpest@bigpond.com Property Maintenance – All Areas. Handyman service, complete bond cleans, yard maintenance, rubbish removal, gutter cleans, car body removal. Phone Andy on 0407 678 700 Real Estate - First National Chinchilla. Contact Trina Martin on 0422 769 194 Timber - Blinco Bros Timbers - Dalby and Chinchilla - Dalby Ph: 4669 6766 - Chinchilla Ph: 4668 9989 Towing – Free Quotes. Reliable Service. Local Jandowae business. Phone Andy on 0407 678 700 Travel - Maguire Coaches and Travel - 111 Heeney St, Chinchilla Ph: 4662 7634 www.maguirecoaches.com.au Upholstery- M.J Dudley Upholstery - 697 Auburn Road Chinchilla. Ph: 0429 143 268 Video & DVD Rentals - Network Video Chinchilla - Cnr Wambo and Duruh Streets, Chinchilla. Ph. 4662 8438 Website Creation - Kabosh Creative - www.kaboshcreative.com.au Ph: 4665 5207 Mob: 0418 528 432

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