Project Overview

Energising the Gladstone Region Future Economy is a new initiative of the Gladstone Regional Council. The project will use an inclusive planning process to design a roadmap that will guide our region over the next ten years as we navigate the changes in the energy sector that directly impact our local economy. The initiative is delivered in partnership with The Next Economy and is made possible with funding from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

Council recognises that the unfolding changes in the energy sector pose both challenges and opportunities for the Gladstone region. The region faces enormous change over the next decade, Australia will be reducing its reliance on coal fired electricity generation and will be increasing the amount of renewable energy that we rely on. We’re also likely to face declining demand for coal exports over the next decade or so as our trading partners diversify their energy mix and reduce their national emissions.

Have your say

Have your say

This is your chance to have your say on how you want to see these changes managed so the Gladstone regional economy is prosperous into the future. The options presented below were generated during seven community and industry forums with people across the region. We are keen to know if you share their views. There is an option to include comments in the open-ended sections.

If you would like to hear more about the changes in the energy sector, you can find a recording of a presentation from one of the forums, click here.

Thank you for participating in the online community survey. Having your say will help us determine how to best support and influence the energy transition in a way that generates long term benefits for our community. This survey will take around 30 minutes to complete.

Engagement Overview

Engagement Overview

Council recognises that the unfolding changes in the energy sector pose both challenges and opportunities for the Gladstone region. This engagement will provide an opportunity for the community to share their thoughts, ideas and concerns about the future.

Having your say will help us determine how to best support and influence the energy transition in a way that generates long term benefits for our community.

The results of this engagement will help to inform and guide the region as it navigates changes to the energy sector. The roadmap will support the diversification of the regional economy and management of the energy transition, building on existing and emerging industries. The community forums will explore how the region can pursue the following six objectives:

  1. Ongoing energy security, stability and affordability
  2. Support and develop the local workforce
  3. Support industry adaptation, including infrastructure development
  4. Diversify and strengthen the regional economy while maintaining the regions industrial heritage
  5. Protect and regenerate land and water resources
  6. Manage community impacts and maximise benefit sharing

Community feedback will, along with industry and Council input, shape the roadmap. The draft will be released for comment in August 2022, with the final report due to be released in September 2022.

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