Major Economic Infrastructure

The Gladstone region has:

  • A major water supply from the Awoonga Dam (770,000 megalitre capacity)
  • The Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) has an annual allocation of 78,000 megalitres with 80% of the water dedicated to provide a reliable and secure water supply for industry. GAWB has plans for an augmented water supply from the Fitzroy River Weir when increased demand is required. The pipeline corridor to the Fitzroy River, the second largest river system in Australia, has been acquired.
  • 4 baseload coal fired power stations within 100km of Gladstone – Stanwell, CS  Energy, Callide B and the Gladstone Power Station which between them can generate over 4000MW of power.
  • An electrified rail system links Gladstone to its resource rich hinterland and to the densely populated south-east corner of Queensland.
  • A major transportation corridor links the State Development Area to the Western Basin of the Port.
  • The Port Access Road and the Gladstone ring road provides dedicated access for B-triples into Port Central.
  • A highly skilled construction & operations workforce.

770,000 megalitre capacity




Gladstone State Development Area

The GSDA is currently home to internationally and nationally significant industries and has substantial land resources available to accommodate large and difficult to locate industry.

  • Locational advantages including proximity to the Port of Gladstone, major road and rail networks and other supporting infrastructure.
  • Greater clustering opportunities for vertically and horizontally integrated industries.
  • Streamlined assessment processes under the GSDA Development Scheme for timely approvals.
  • Best-practice land use and infrastructure planning through the Development Scheme to promote an efficient use of land, maximised use of assets and minimal land use conflicts.

The GSDA is located to the north-west of the harbour city of Gladstone with dedicated land corridors to the Western Basin of the deep water Port of Gladstone.

Highly Skilled Workforce

Over 4,000 skilled construction workers

Skilled operations workforce

  • Resource industries
  • Port
  • Power station
  • Railways