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Our year in review

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) welcomed community members last night to a Gladstone Port Update, providing an overview of new opportunities, key projects and operations for the port region.

Community members were able to discover and gain awareness on the ports performance, operational updates, community investment initiatives, and exciting development projects such as East Shores 1B and the master lighting project planned for GPC’s parklands.

GPC Acting CEO Craig Walker said the event was well attended and was a great opportunity to keep the community informed on GPC’s major projects.

“We are on the verge of unprecedented opportunity here in Gladstone, the Port has showcased record throughput tonnages, strong revenue and solid profitability in the last financial year,” Mr Walker said.

“There are exciting things coming for our port region, construction of East Shores 1B is in motion with the block work for the café and the cruise terminal foundations underway.

“We are also in consultation for a master lighting project for Spinnaker Park and the Marina parklands, it was great to share that vision and we look forward to updating the community as the project reaches fruition in 2020.

“I want to thank everyone that attended, we are proud to operate the Port of Gladstone and partner with community groups to support some fantastic initiatives.”

Assistant Minister for Treasury and Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher said he was pleased to see the Port continuing to engage with the community.

“The Gladstone Port is vital to the prosperity of our region and it plays an integral role in our community.

“Many of the beautiful places we all love and enjoy, like the Marina Parklands and East Shores are maintained and managed by the Port.

“It’s important that our community have the opportunity to hear firsthand about the performance and planning of the Port and it was great to see so many people attending the forum,” Mr Butcher said.

GPC will hold their next Port of Gladstone Update in 2020, more information and dates will be available in the New Year.