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Gladstone statistics:

Population: 29,000

Postcode: 4680

Annual rainfall: 918mm

Temperatures: 22-31C summer, 13-23C winter

Don’t think that just because Gladstone is an industrial city that it is without beauty. It is an amazing feat for a city with heavy industry to win ‘tidy towns’ awards on several occasions. Even with plenty of industry, this city is aesthetically appealing. It promotes itself as a ‘green’ city, with plenty of parks. The council encourages residents to be like-minded, giving them free trees every year.

Gladstone is 550km north of Brisbane, placing it in the central coast region of Queensland. Its proximity to abundant natural resources, transport systems, and a deep water harbour, made it a logical choice for an industrial centre. Over 30% of Queensland’s exports, and nearly 10% of Australia’s exports, pass through the city port. The port will be developed so as to have the largest coal terminal in the world.

Located just offshore is one of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. Two of the well known islands on the reef are Lady Musgrave Island and Heron Island, and this Queensland city is your starting point to these islands.

Tropical islands, a clean city, and apparently plenty of work, make Gladstone an appealing destination. Perhaps you would like to call this city your home.

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CLIMATE

Usually plenty of rain, warm winters, everything you would expect of the tropics. It is a great location year round for outdoor activities. Southerners, “Mexicans,” can but look with envy as they shiver in winter. These Queenslanders are outdoors lapping up sunshine. In summer, just go for a swim in one of nature’s pools. Is that the sort of climate that appeals to you?

 ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Annual events include:

  • The Sunrise Longboard Classic (Agnes Waters)
  • 10 day Harbour Festival

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  • The 1770 Commemorative Festival
  • Jazz and Shiraz
  • Wartburg Bush Festival
  • Seafood Festival
  • The Old Station Fly-In and Air Show
  • Lake Awoonga Family Fishing Festival

to name but a few. In fact there is so much on that they created their own website. Go to the Festivals and Events site.

Appreciation for the arts and culture is evident in the city. Gladstone has a 700 seat entertainment centre, complemented by the outdoor Marina Stage. New cinemas offer the latest in movie entertainment. The Regional Art Gallery hosts art exhibitions and other cultural activities throughout the year.

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Sports are well represented with over 300 clubs and organisations. A new multipurpose sports facility has made Gladstone a favoured venue for regional and state sports events. The city area has an Olympic-size swimming pool, four gymnasiums, and five golf courses.

 CITY SERVICES

Schools. Gladstone has 9 primary schools, 3 high schools, a campus of the Central Queensland University, and a college of TAFE.

Health. Public (86 beds) and private (36 beds) hospitals are available. General practitioners and specialists are on hand, as well as many different alternative treatments.

Shops. Residents have access to a wide range of shopping centres, with major food and retail chains present throughout the region. The city’s specialty is seafood.

Parks. The city has 26 developed parks. Tondoon Botanic Gardens was established to maintain a scientific collection from the area and far north Queensland. A Japanese Tea House and Gardens was established as part of the city’s Sister City agreement with Saiki City in Japan.

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To discover all that Gladstone has to offer,contact the helpful people at Gladstone Area Promotion and Development.

 GLADSTONE AREA

Towns located nearby include Agnes Waters, Tannum Sands, Boyne Island, and the Town of 1770.

Many national parks are located near Gladstone, the most obvious being the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Many famous islands and reefs are closer to Gladstone than any other city on the Queensland coast.

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Eurimbula National Park, near the Town of 1770, has historical significance as being in the area Captain Cook first landed. Deepwater National Park surrounds Deepwater Creek, one of the few untouched freshwater systems in Queensland.Kroombit Tops National Park, situated in the rugged Calliope Range, protects sandstone cliffs, deep gorges and unspoilt rainforest.

Larger cities are a bit further afield. Rockhampton is 104km to the north, Bundaberg 218km to the south. Being larger cities, whatever is not available locally will be available in one or both of these cities.

ECONOMICS

Employment. Unemployment in Gladstone has been declining as a result of strong industrial growth in the city. Let’s consider some of the industrial developments in the city.

Queensland Alumina operates the largest alumina refinery in the world. Boyne Smelters is Australia’s largest aluminium smelter. The Comalco Alumina Refinery is producing, although still has some construction to complete the refinery.

Apart from alumina and aluminium, many other industries operate locally. Queensland’s largest power plant, Australia’s largest cement kiln, a chemicals factory and a developer of technology to release oil from oil shale in central Queensland. In the surrounding shires are mines, and more mines.

There seems to be plenty of employment opportunities, and we have not considered retail, government, and tourism, other larger employers in the area.