Aerial view of new development Riverstone Rise, Boyne Island.
Aerial view of new development Riverstone Rise, Boyne Island. Brenda Strong

View from the sky shows huge changes in Gladstone area

GLADSTONE is a rollercoaster of business, industry and community - and a bird's eye view gives a fascinating look at the ever-changing city.

Major changes and milestones are celebrated every day in Gladstone's long-term industry and developing projects including the Curtis Island LNG plants.

The Queensland Curtis LNG project is 70% complete, with the last of 80 modules on site and all 540km of the pipeline network has been buried.

Santos' GLNG project is more than 65% complete, with 34 of the 82 train one modules delivered from the Philippines and the final segment placed on top of the flare tower on site.

Australia Pacific's LNG downstream development is over the half-way mark, with 54% now complete, and one-third of modules on site.

The Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal, established by current and future coal exporters, will receive a further three modules this month, on top of the initial two-deck modules that were lifted into place in September.

It has also installed the first of 21 stacker gantries at the coal stockyard, which will inload coal from the rail area.

Residential developments are some of the biggest projects throughout the area, with millions of dollars of developments both in the CBD and on the outskirts of town with a variety of units, apartments and housing.

With the region constantly changing, The Observer photographer Brenda Strong has been there to document the changes in photographs.