Balancing work with play
The Gladstone Region is home to over 57,000 people and has all the services and amenities you’d expect from a thriving regional metropolis including a university, several hospitals, cultural precincts, substantial tourist and shopping facilities and the recently upgraded airport.
The Gladstone Marina is a popular spot for boat owners and is home to the award-winning Spinnaker Park. This huge parkland offers two and a half kilometres of walking track that meanders through native flora, wetlands, ponds and a beach cove. From this track it’s possible to catch a glimpse of the rare snubfin dolphin at play in the harbour.
The main street of Gladstone, Goondoon Street, showcases the city’s rich heritage and magnificently preserved buildings, including the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum built in 1934. Modern sculptures stand in stark contrast to heritage-listed buildings as a testament to how industry shaped this important regional city.
Gladstone Airport’s catchment area extends from Rockhampton to the north, Biloela to the west, and Agnes Water / Seventeen Seventy to the south. As the regional hub for the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Gladstone is also a key transit destination servicing inland cities and the mining and residential communities of the Central Queensland.
Gladstone’s population is young, cosmopolitan and progressive with families, singles, multicultural populations and religious groups.
The catchment area draws from a population of around 46,000 people in the immediate area.