East Shores - Gladstone Coal Exporters Maritime Precinct

A world-class waterfront for the Gladstone community

Gladstone Ports Corporation in partnership with Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) delivered Stage 1A of the $42 million Gladstone Coal Exporters Maritime Precinct at Auckland Inlet, known as East Shores in November 2014.

The East Shores precinct provides a world-class recreational hub for residents and visitors to meet, relax, exercise and have fun, in addition to the 43 hectares of existing space at the nearby Gladstone Marina and Spinnaker Park.

The community parkland has been designed to reflect a sustainable industrial city and generate local pride for the people of Gladstone whilst demonstrating the contribution of Gladstone's coal exporters to the community.

​Key features

  • interactive water play park
  • barbeque areas
  • playground facilities
  • a waterfront promenade and viewing platform with shade structures
  • fishing platform and an extended jetty structure
  • improved walkway to Auckland Hill
  • new car parks
  • public artwork with local significance
  • wet dock for the HMAS Gladstone

Future Development

It is anticipated future stages of the precinct will include the development of a café, a new Ports Interpretive Centre and an outdoor amphitheatre for community events.

East Shores Stage 1B Factsheet 

Master Plan- Design concept ​