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East Shores 1B gets royal treatment

The Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Paul de Jersey has given Gladstone Ports Corporation's (GPC) award-winning East Shores parklands the nod of approval after a royal tour yesterday.

His excellency visited Central Queensland earlier this year in February but has returned to see the new green jewel in Gladstone's waterfront crown.

The parkland features a waterfront café with a microbrewery, multi-use cruise ship passenger terminal, boot camp facilities, big-screen outdoor theatre, amphitheatre, basketball hoops and additional barbeque facilities.

GPC Acting CEO Craig Walker said he was delighted to have the Queensland Governor visit the parklands after months of hard work and preparation, perfecting the area for the public.

“It's an honour to have Queensland's representative to the Queen see our beautiful parklands in person as well as acknowledge the huge amount of work that has gone into this development," Mr Walker said.

“I know the community will continue to take great pride in our latest development, we've seen just how popular Stage 1A has been with locals and 1B is also fast becoming a premier destination in Central Queensland," he said.

“East Shores isn't just a place to play and explore, it's also creating jobs for locals at Auckland House."

Hutchinson Builders delivered the multi-award winning East Shores 1A precinct to the community in 2014, and partnered again with GPC to deliver 1B – winning the tender in 2019.

GPC hopes the latest addition to the already pristine and well-loved parklands will provide yet another space to make memories, enjoy all that our region has to offer and create the important connection between port and community.