Since the 1960’s the Gladstone Region has been recognised as a major industrial precinct, with a natural deep water harbour and significant port and cargo handling facilities, underpinned by world-class engineering, construction, process and manufacturing sectors.
Of late, the Gladstone Region has become synonymous with the development of Queensland’s new energy in Coal Seam Gas (CSG) – Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Industry with the construction of not one but three world class LNG Processing Plants on Curtis Island. Once all three plants are operational, export of LNG will reach global markets across the Asia Pacific including countries such as Japan, China and South Korea.
The Gladstone Region is truly unique with its contrasting features of industry, nature and conservation. As gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) the region is benefiting from development in international and domestic tourism signifying growth in the diversity of the local economy. In 2016, the city of Gladstone will welcome the domestic cruise market to its region with P&O cruises releasing domestic cruise itineraries showcasing the Southern Great Barrier Reef experience.
There are currently 98 billion dollars of major project development within the Gladstone Region.