Arrow - our untold stories

We produce more than just cleaner energy for hundreds of thousands of Queensland homes.

power lines

Generating electricity

Arrow has been producing coal seam gas (CSG) for a decade and currently supplies almost 20 per cent of Queensland's gas. Most is used to generate electricity. We own one of Queensland's largest power stations, Braemar 2 near Dalby, and we have interests in two others, giving us enough generation capacity to power 800,000 homes.

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Ag Scholarship students

Creating educational opportunities

Our social investment programs provide educational opportunities to a generation of young Queenslanders.

School-based training is offered, with programs for year 11 and 12 students in Dalby and Moranbah who want to gain vocational qualifications at the certificate II level.

Arrow's agricultural scholarships at Dalby State High School are helping to educate future Western Downs farmers. By lessening the financial burden on families to provide a first-class education, their children can continue their agricultural studies at the Bunya campus.

Arrow's Indigenous scholarships deliver maximum support and benefit to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at key stages of their learning, through partnerships with:

  • six of Queensland's leading universities to help 25 students with their higher education
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation to help 69 Indigenous students complete their senior schooling
  • Yalari Foundation to help three students undertake their secondary schooling at an elite boarding school.

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reading books

Investing in communities

We invest in communities through more than just contracts with Queensland businesses, and using local suppliers. We understand that long-term success is closely linked to the health and wellbeing of the broader community, and we aim to enhance the  quality of life in those communities.

In 2013, more than $4.6 million was committed to 117 projects in Queensland through Arrow's Brighter Futures program, a community investment program focusing on health and safety, education and the environment.

The Brisbane Broncos Partnership helps to teach school children the importance of leading healthy lifestyles and reading, and puts regional communities in direct connection with the team. We bring a host of Broncos-dominated activities to the Western  Downs, including five regional coaching clinics per year, an annual fan day with the players, and four player-led Broncos' Book Club sessions in the Surat Basin.

Other recent partnerships to improve the health and wellbeing of the broader community include:

  • Condamine Alliance partnership, to restore native fish populations in the Loudon Weir fishway near Dalby,
  • Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) Dalby, two youth program partnerships, Braking the Cycle and Ignition Project, to assist young people towards the 100 hours of supervised driving they need for their licences, as well as laser skirmish and twice-weekly boxing training for 11 to 19-year-olds.

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Indigenous school students

Creating opportunities for Indigenous Queenslanders

Arrow is committed to creating employment, training and education and business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, through:

  • Indigenous scholarships to assist students to complete senior schooling, attending boarding schools, and complete higher education in six of Queensland's leading universities
  • the Whanu Binal program which provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to gain work in the CSG industry.

In the last few years, we've partnered with government and educational providers to deliver exciting outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students:

  • 25 scholarships at six Queensland universities
  • 69 bursaries for year 11 and 12 students
  • three Yalari scholarships to elite boarding schools
  • Cert I Construction and Cert II Hospitality training to Traditional Owners
  • university camps for 300 secondary students
  • four Indigenous traineeships at Dalby State High School
  • 20 pre-trade training places through the Queensland Government's EQIP program
  • 29 maths and science high school bursaries and prizes in the Surat and Bowen basins.

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shop assistant and customer at juice barStrengthening local business

Our current contracts with Queensland businesses total more than $1.25 billion. And, in the past 12 months alone, we paid local suppliers more than $826 million for goods and services, most of them based in the areas we operate. As our activities increase, businesses get stronger.

Our presence is also creating business opportunities for hundreds of small business operators.

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aeromedical helicopter

Improving infrastructure

New infrastructure improves people's quality of life.

As part of our commitment to rural communities, Arrow co-funds the Surat Basin Gas Industry Aeromedical Service and is a major sponsor of the Central Queensland Helicopter Rescue Service.

These services perform a vital role within a number of communities by providing timely medical assistance to those in need, to lessen the prolonged effect of trauma from illness and injury, and reduce the likelihood of permanent impairment.

Since the service commenced in 2011, the Surat Basin Gas Industry Aeromedical Service has:

  • reduced our industry's demand for local medical support
  • provided 150 hours of dedicated community support each year - transporting the critically ill to hospital
  • conducted more than 95 community retrieval missions including flood evacuation, snake bite injuries and vehicle accidents
  • been available to support vital search and rescue operations.

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Page last updated: 8 May 2017