Residents and visitors to Gladstone now have access to their own world-class, recreational waterfront when Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) and Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) opened the gates to the new East Shores – Gladstone Coal Exporters Maritime Precinct on Friday, 7 November 2014.
The $42 million world-class waterfront development has completely revitalised Flinders Parade from what was Joseph Banks Park to the entrance of the Auckland Point Terminal.
The East Shores precinct is a place for locals and visitors of all ages to meet, relax, exercise and enjoy the enhanced waterfront with a water play park, a waterfront boardwalk incorporating a viewing platform, BBQs and plenty of green, open spaces.
The legacy project has been delivered by GPC in partnership with WICET.
WICET has contributed $35 million towards the project while GPC has contributed a further $7 million and the site. GPC is also the project developer/manager and operator of the new precinct.
The Aqua Linear sculpture makes a statement at the entrance to the new East Shores - Gladstone Coal Exporters Maritime Precinct.