Gladstone is a constantly changing city that has faced too many cycles of boom and bust. It has the talent, tools and adaptability to transition into Australia’s clean energy powerhouse, bringing more job security and prosperity to its community now and for future generations.
By 2037, the Queensland Government has set a target for the state to be 95% powered by renewables. Regions like Gladstone will be heavily relied upon to meet the huge new demand for clean energy—a challenge that has been embraced by the local community and industry.
Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Future Industries are moving in with the world’s biggest electrolyser factory for green hydrogen to be based in Gladstone.
The Queensland Government has a $2 billion fund ready to go for renewable energy and hydrogen jobs and has committed $145 million to renewable energy zones, including one in Central Queensland, that will generate, transmit, and store the anticipated influx of clean energy.
We are at the start of a big clean energy switch with demand growing and Gladstone is uniquely placed with its skills in manufacturing and exports to supply the world's clean energy demands. There is so much to gain from embracing and producing in-demand clean energy and goods for generations to come.
Local people are coming together to advocate for Gladstone to fully embrace the clean energy switch to secure a bright future. Learn more about the work ACF Community Gladstone is doing in the community.
“The future of Gladstone is one where industry and the environment are on an equal footing.”
- Emma Smith, Local Mum, Teacher and ACF Community Gladstone Member
A rapidly changing future
For decades, Gladstone has helped power Australia and reaped the benefits with strong industry and jobs. But change is happening fast.
ACF is a proud member of the Gladstone Community Alliance and is currently working with the community to make sure the people of Gladstone have a strong voice in shaping the region’s rapidly changing future.
We know that together we can achieve much more than we can on our own. Together our voices will be heard and if we lead the transition today, we can guarantee jobs for decades.
It’s why the Gladstone Community Alliance is having hundreds of conversations with locals.
We’re asking the community what a brighter future means to them. What does it mean to you? It could be:
Stabilising house prices and affordability
Improving our social services, education and healthcare
Growing and diversifying our industries like eco-tourism and the arts
Guaranteeing local jobs in renewable-powered industries
Creating training and pathways for our workers and youth to have long careers in renewable-powered industries
Join a group conversation today to discuss Gladstone's future with other locals, and help the community benefit from the renewables shift now and for generations to come.
Together, let’s create a future the Gladstone community wants.
Learn more and get involved
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