Category Archives: Gladstone

If you want to understand the East Coast gas market, come to this presentation

With the first LNG exports from Curtis Island off Gladstone expected later this year, it is timely to consider what the linkage of our domestic gas market to the international market will mean for gas prices in Australia. A Grattan … Continue reading

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Resources boom impacts on volunteering

As a gesture of goodwill to the local community, the LNG companies moving into Gladstone may wish to consider investing in training their workers in emergency services and rescue work, because the local State Emergency Services (SES) group is struggling … Continue reading

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Rocky apartment tower aimed at Gladstone DIDO workers

The one-and-one-quarter hour drive from Rockhampton to the LNG boom town of Gladstone is comparable to a commute from the Gold Coast to Brisbane, which many people do every day. Hence it makes sense that Rockhampton is being used as … Continue reading

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No sign of global economic turmoil in Gladstone

Visiting Gladstone today I was struck by the magnitude of the impacts of the resources boom on the city, including rows and rows of dongas lined up at the port ready for transport to Curtis Island and the unavailability of … Continue reading

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Gladstone’s tight rental market

The LNG-led boom in Gladstone is raising local concerns about a housing/rental crisis, as reported in yesterday’s Gladstone Observer: Housing/rental crisis not unique The tight rental market has prompted the usual criticisms of real estate agents and landlords: Gladstone Mayor … Continue reading

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