Gladstone Regional Council has launched its 10-year economic transition roadmap to support and guide Queensland’s industrial capital to becoming a renewable energy superpower.
The roadmap will see the region in prime position to respond to once-in-a-generation changes in the energy sector.
The Next Economy collaborated with Gladstone Regional Council to develop the detailed roadmap, which is the result of two years of research and extensive engagement involving 220 community, government and industry stakeholders. This included industry representatives, First Nations people, energy workers, environment groups and education and training institutions.
The Gladstone Region Economic Transition Roadmap will guide Council on what is required to adapt to a rapidly changing energy sector and support a positive economic transition for its community over the next 10 years. Key themes of the roadmap include:
- Energy security and affordability
- Establishing a viable hydrogen industry
- Diversifying the economy
- Supporting and developing the local workforce
- Capturing the community benefits
- Protecting land and water resources.