With an emphasis on supporting the local community, Santos GLNG has proudly partnered with RACQ CapRescue for over ten years and just committed to a further three years of support.
Their ongoing financial contribution ensures our vital lifesaving aeromedical service continues to operate not only for industry usage but also for the residents of Central Queensland.
Our rescue area covers over 350,000 km2, which is home to approximately 300,000 people, including the residents of the Gladstone region, that have come to trust in the RACQ CapRescue service.
From the first of January 2020 to March 2023, CapRescue, with the support of Santos GLNG, has performed 300 rescues in the Gladstone region at an operational cost of almost $6M.
Notably, from 2020 to 2021, the number of tasks in the area doubled.
Santos GLNG Chief Executive Officer Stephen Harty comments.
“Santos GLNG is proud to extend our partnership with RACQ CapRescue to secure this vital service for the people of central Queensland,” Mr Harty said.
“Our partnership with RACQ CapRescue helps ensure we deliver on our commitment to making a positive and lasting impact within the communities we operate.”
RACQ CapRescue’s Operations Manager Kirsty Wooler comments.
“Inter-hospital transfers have been on the rise, and other tasks can range from incidents on remote work sites, mountains, farms, motor vehicle and boating accidents and search and rescue missions,” she said.
Santos GLNG’s support of Central Queensland is strong, as an Australian-owned and operated business, they are committed to building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with local communities wherever they operate.
This is delivered through their community sponsorships to help ensure that their region can share in the benefits of natural gas development.
“This corporate partnership with Santos GLNG is a clear representation of their mission to benefit the community they work in. We are grateful that they are helping to ensure RACQ CapRescue is able to keep flying, 24/7, 365 days a year,” said Ms Wooler.