Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd (GAPDL) is a not-for-profit, membership based organisation that was originally founded in 1983.
Today, 30 years on, GAPDL is a dynamic and enthusiastic organisation, and our Vision is to 'advance the Gladstone Region through the promotion and development of business, industry and tourism for the benefit of our members and the Community.'
GAPDL is the lead economic, tourism and community development agency for the Gladstone Region. The organisation has official recognition through Tourism and Events Queensland, DSDIP, AusIndustry and Gladstone Regional Council and sits at the heart of the Region’s economic and tourism expansion.
More than an economic growth partner, GAPDL operates and manages four accredited Visitor Information Centre's
(VIC's); Agnes Water, Gladstone, Miriam Vale and Tannum Sands. The Regional VIC's are supported by a united team of Volunteer Ambassadors with vast knowledge and appreciation of the Gladstone Region.
GAPDL is also the Project Managers for the Communities for Children (C4C)
program that strives to assist young people and their families grow into a child friendly community. GAPDL have also successfully run various other community based programs aimed at integrating new families into the Gladstone Region.
GAPDL aim to grow existing regional businesses and will achieve this through its Small Business Advisory Service
, which is available to all businesses within the Gladstone Region. We also strive to further attract additional investment opportunities to the Gladstone Region. GAPDL’s active participation and facilitation of projects, programs and services for the Gladstone Region greatly benefit our Community.