Gladstone well placed with three super growth industries
GLADSTONE is well placed for future growth, having three of the five industries predicted to be boom sectors over the next three decades.
Agribusiness, tourism and gas are at the top of the list - sectors that are growing and thriving in the region with the three LNG facilities coming online, the push for tourism around industry and our location to Heron Island and the Southern Great Barrier Reef, and a growing beef industry, among others.
The three "super-growth industries" could pump an extra $250 billion into Australia's economy over the next two decades, according to a Deloitte Access Economics report.
The report focused on catching the next wave of economic growth in a bid to attract major investment as the mining industry continues to slow.
It centres on growth of more than 10% a year in five key industries: gas, agribusiness, tourism, international education and wealth management.
Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd has already been spruiking the coexistence of industry and tourism.
GAPDL outgoing chairman Peter Corones said a recent $20,000 boost would promote current industry tours.
"Three decades of planning has yielded and prepared the way forward for the Gladstone region to be the global industrial location of choice," he said.
However, Mr Corones said the region itself had some of the best - and most beautiful - natural tourist destinations such as Heron Island, the reef, Agnes Water and the Boyne Valley.
"Such diversity that brings together industry, tourism and the environment in harmony is a rare and precious commodity, which we value very much as a community, and as a brand it is solid gold," he said.