The Gladstone Region is arguably one of the most attractive investment destinations in Queensland. Our fast growing region encompasses a range of business advantages including a reliant economy, highly skilled workforce, well-established infrastructure, availability of reliable and low cost energy and most of all a lifestyle second to none.


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. The 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 welcomed the domestic cruise market to the region with P&O cruises releasing domestic cruise itineraries showcasing the Southern Great Barrier Reef experience.


Tourism Opportunities

A full day tour from Gladstone to the islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Required is a 30m+ vessel, pontoon, glass bottom boat, snorkel and dive gear.


For more information, please contact GAPDL at or 07 4972 4000. 

Gladstone Region Snapshot


Total area: 10,488 km2

Population: 63,288

Employment: 27,834

Climate: 20-30°C (Summer)  13-24°C (Winter)