Renowned for its relaxed coastal lifestyle, long sandy beaches & maritime activities, Tannum Sands offers the ultimate beach escape. Nested only 9kms from the Bruce Highway, the township of Tannum Sands enjoys the convenience of all amenities within close proximity, all while being surrounded by beautiful natural surroundings. Recently been awarded ‘Queensland’s Friendliest Beach’ and ‘Central Queensland’s Tidiest Beach’, the main beach boast an award winning foreshore “Millennium Esplanade” perfect for the desired sea change.
Linked by the John Oxley Bridge over the Boyne River, Boyne Island is commonly known as the twin city of Tannum Sands. With picturesque riverside walkways, surrounding parklands & ample fishing spots, Boyne Island offers a dynamic eco system situated only 20 minutes from Gladstone. Home of Australia’s largest Aluminium Smelter & beautiful foreshore parks along the stunning Boyne River, Boyne Island is recognised for its distinguished lifestyle advantages.
The Gladstone Region
More than just the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef and Capricorn Bunker group of Islands, Gladstone is a city that supersedes stereotypes. Better known as one of Australia's major industrial centres playing home to many industrial giants, Gladstone has fast become a popular destination for holiday makers and sea changers alike.
The Gladstone Region website http://www.gladstoneregion.info/
Gladstone Regional Council
The Gladstone Region supports a thriving industrial hub with major industrial facilities dominating Gladstone and Boyne Island and the current development of Curtis Island for the LNG Industry. Gladstone is the location for many of Queensland's large projects of State Significance as well as a number of other major projects. Information on projects in the area is provided with linkages to relevant project and government websites.
Gladstone Ports Corporation
The Port of Gladstone is Queensland’s largest multi-commodity port, housing the world’s fifth largest coal export.
Gladstone Ports Corporation website http://www.gpcl.com.au/
Queensland Alumina Ltd
Queensland Alumina LTD is one of the world’s largest alumina refineries, producing some 3.95 million tonnes of the world’s best smelter grade alumina per year.
Queensland Alumina Ltd website http://www.qal.com.au/index.asp
Rio Tinto Alcan Yarwun
Rio Tinto Alcan Yarwun is a world class alumina refinery in leading edge technology and environmental design features and has the capacity to produce 3.4 million tonnes of alumina per annum.
Rio Tinto Alcan Yarwun website http://www.riotintoalcan.com/ENG/ourproducts/1803_yarwum.asp
Boyne Smelters Ltd
Boyne Smelters Ltd is Australia’s largest aluminium smelter and produces in excess of 570,000 tonnes of aluminium per year.
Boyne Smelter Ltd website http://www.boynesmelters.com.au/
Cement Australia Gladstone
Cement Australia Gladstone is the largest cement plant in Australia and utilises state of the art technology. The plant is Australia’s most efficient and is paving the way for lucrative business opportunities in the Asia Pacific area.
Cement Australia Gladstone website http://www.cementaustralia.com.au
Orica Australia Yarwun produces over 500,000 tonnes per annum of ammonium nitrate product which is used in Queensland mining operations as well as in the national and international mining industries.
Orica Australia website http://www.orica.com
NRG Gladstone Power Station
NRG Gladstone Power Station is Queensland’s largest with a generating capacity of 1,680 megawatts. The station uses around four million tonnes of coal each year being railed from coalfields in Central Queensland.
NRG Gladstone Power Station website http://www.nrggos.com.au/
QGC and Bechtel have signed a contract for the Queensland Curtis LNG project, located on Curtis Island near Gladstone. The two-train LNG facility will be owned and operated by QGC.
The GLNG project, a joint venture between Santos, PETRONAS, TOTAL, and Kogas involves design and construction of a single-train LNG facility on Curtis Island. The project includes a liquefaction unit, power, water, and other utilities complete with required infrastructure and marine facilities.
Australia Pacific, a joint venture between ConocoPhillips and Origin Energy, is building an LNG plant on Curtis Island, Gladstone.
Bechtel website http://www.bechtel.com/lngaustralia