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Patsy Lee Place: Tribute to local legend gets a revamp

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has finished works on the new and improved Patsy Lee Place – a fishing platform dedicated to the much-loved Gladstone icon – as part of the expansion of its recreational precinct, East Shores. 

GPC Acting Chief Executive Officer Craig Walker said the revamped platform pays homage to the well-known, local personality. 

“Patsy Lee was a well-respected, local fisherwoman who was part of the fabric of Gladstone,” Mr Walker said.  

“She was often seen casting a line, setting up a crab pot or sitting at a wharf, talking about fishing conditions. 

“In 1998, GPC named a fishing platform at the entrance of Auckland Inlet after Patsy, which has been given a new lease on life as part of the East Shores 1B expansion.

“East Shores 1B will celebrate the rich history of Gladstone – from Patsy Lee Place to the D6 dozer display, the South Tree Lead Light, and calcite tunnel display. 

“We look forward to welcoming the public to the new space when East Shores 1B opens later this year once construction of the precinct is complete and social distancing restrictions are eased. 

“People will be able to cast a line in Patsy’s honour or take some time out to relax and enjoy the Gladstone harbour views at the platform,” Mr Walker said. 

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