Esso Australia continues engagement with the local community

In this update for our Longford Plants neighbours, Manager Kartik Garg, talks about Esso Australia’s latest activities in the community

Longford Plants Manager Kartik Garg

Over the last few weeks we have enjoyed being able to once again gather with our fellow community members and were fortunate to participate in some amazing local events over the festive season.

We were grateful for the opportunity to present at the annual Lions Club of Sale District 201V3 Convention held in November, and maintain our longstanding relationship with the club. At the event, Esso Australia Gippsland Production Manager, Geoff Humphreys, discussed our latest investments and our ongoing work to transform our business so that we can continue to maintain our supply of essential energy to eastern Australia.

A moment was also taken to reflect on the contributions we have made to the Lions Club of Sale over the last 48 years, and the contributions our Gippsland operations have made to the community through providing highly skilled jobs and supporting local businesses.

We also hosted the Esso Community Festival in partnership with Gippsland Music and Sound, which saw the streets of the Sale CBD filled with over 2,000 residents enjoying home-grown musical talent, local goods and produce, and family fun with an array of kid’s activities.

The day concluded with an electrifying Battle of the Bands competition, with Spring Thing scoring the winning title against some fierce competition including The Voice 2021 finalist, Mike Harrington, Harry Hookey, The Vibe, Danny Spencer, and Gippsland Live finalists Olivia Lay and Ella McCubbin. The Esso Community Festival was a wonderful way to gather as a community and kick-off the holiday season.

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