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East Shores 1B opening mid-2020
Gladstone Ports Corporation's (GPC) award-winning East Shores precinct is set to open in mid-2020, with exciting progress taking shape on site.
Acting CEO Craig Walker said GPC was committed to providing world-class waterfront parklands for Gladstone locals and visitors alike and the team would be taking the time to ensure the best possible facilities were delivered.
“We're taking the opportunity to get the park ready for the community, so we will see East Shores open in June,” Mr Walker said.
“There are some great things happening down there, it’s really taking shape and I think everyone is going to love Gladstone’s newest edition.
“In the coming weeks, our team will be announcing the successful tenderer of the waterfront café and the grand opening event details – it will definitely be one to mark in the calendar.
“Keep an eye on our social media as the team will be sharing exciting news and updates on the precinct as we lead up to the opening,” Mr Walker said.
East Shores Stage 1B will bring a range of new facilities to the East Shores precinct including a waterfront café, cruise ship passenger terminal, boot camp facilities, big-screen outdoor theatre, amphitheatre, basketball hoops and additional barbeque facilities.
Construction is well underway with key actions including:
The waterfront café continues to take shape with the decorative ceiling almost complete, allowing painting and floor covering to now commence. Set just metres from the harbour’s edge, the café will offer spectacular views of Gladstone harbour and surrounding parklands.
Artwork of a Gladstone Ports Corporation worker has been installed on the southern side of the old Transfer Tower. This wall will also be fitted with basketball hoops to provide another exercise and recreational space at the precinct.
Work has begun on the revamped Patsy Lee Place fishing platform, including the installation of the adjacent main barbeque structure.
The main cruise ship passenger terminal concrete floors are nearing completion, which will allow the installation of the large counterweight fold-up doors to be installed. The terminal will cater for the rapidly-expanding cruise tourism business in the region, and provide a multi-purpose facility for functions and events.
Construction of the concrete pathways and seating is underway, which will continue up until the completion of the project. These pathways will connect East Shores 1A through to the cruise ship passenger terminal.
The concrete foundations have been completed for the outdoor boot camp and swing play area with structural steel installation scheduled for February.
The barbeques and shade structures steel installation is almost finished, allowing for the installation of cladding to begin.
Tree planting and other landscaping has commenced and will continue to the completion of the project.
The concrete pedestal foundation has commenced in readiness for the D6 dozer.