Construction of a new marine operations terminal is underway in Gladstone.
Treasurer Curtis Pitt investment by both GLNG and QCLNG of more than $17 million is a positive opportunity for the Gladstone region and is expected to support more than 100 local jobs during construction.
“The new marine terminal will cater for daily passenger ferries and vessels transporting materials and equipment to Curtis Island, supporting both GLNG and QCLNG operations” Mr Pitt said.
“This is another example of how the LNG industry, that represents more than $60 billion dollars’ worth of investment in Queensland, continues to sustain local jobs and investment.”
Minister Bailey said that local company Goldings was engaged on the project and undertaking civil works, with construction currently scheduled to be completed in May 2017.
“Civil works have started following the Palaszczuk Government agreement to the GPC request to lease strategic port land for the new marine terminal,” Mr Bailey said.
“This project is a result of great collaboration between the LNG operators, and our state-owned port.”