Buying an Investment in Gladstone
Centre of the Southern Reef – the Gladstone region is a unique area of Queensland – a region where opportunity awaits. This dynamic area basks in a sub-tropical climate with islands, waterways and beaches on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef. So many landscapes, variety and sunshine provide endless opportunities for enjoyment.
At the heart of the region, the city of Gladstone overlooks its natural deep water harbour. To the south lie the shires of Calliope and Miriam Vale with idyllic, secluded beaches and scenic national parks. The Town of 1770 is the first place in Queensland that Captain James Cook stepped ashore. Boyne Island is renowned for its beautiful foreshore parks, while its sister city of Tannum Sands offers long sandy beaches for safe coastal recreation.
The reef islands within the Gladstone region are true coral cays, and day trips are on offer to Lady Musgrave Island and Fitzroy Lagoon where visitors can enjoy diving, snorkelling, fishing, reef walking or exploring the flora and fauna
The region has several impressive national parks which add camping and 4WD to the adventures you can experience in the area. The spectacular cliffs of the Kroombit Tops are cloaked in diverse flora and fauna. Mount Castletower National Park lies at the base of Lake Awoonga with its impressive, yet rugged terrain. Deepwater and Eurimbula National Parks provide the contrast of open eucalypt and paperback forests with lush rainforests and quiet beaches.
The size of Gladstone is approximately 83 km². It has 16 parks covering nearly 2% of the total area. There are 2 schools located in Gladstone. The population of Gladstone in 1996 was 19,047 people. By 2001 the population was 21,229 showing a population growth of 11% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Gladstone is 0 – 9 years.
Households in Gladstone are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $600.00 – $800.00 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Gladstone work in a trades occupation. In 1996, 54% of the homes in Gladstone were owner-occupied compared with 60% in 2001
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