A review of the Regional Synergy Development in Gladstone

The main aim of this case study is to map the progress of regional synergy development in Gladstone industrial area from 2004 to 2012 and identify the potential progress up to 2020. An additional aim is to investigate the barriers and enablers for delivering greater sustainability benefits to the minerals industry in the area through the application of industrial ecology principles. This case study is built on previous similar research (Gladstone Regional Synergies Project 2004-2007), which was supported by GAIN (Gladstone Industry Area Network), the industry network body at that time. The potential benefits of this case study for industrial members and the City of Gladstone include: - Better understanding of the barriers that hinder further development of industrial cooperation in the area, and the analysis of possible actions to mitigate these barriers; - Understanding the progress in regional resource synergies in comparison with previous similar research (GRSP 2004-2007); - A summary of the current industrial environmental impact and its potential growth considering new projects in 2012-2020 (Yarwun alumina refinery stage 2, oil shale technology development facility, GPNL nickel refinery, steel plant, LNG projects); - An investigation of new potential synergies within existing and coming industries.

Publisher: A review of the Regional Synergy Development in Gladstone Research Report

CITATION

Golev, A. 2012. A Review of the Regional Synergy Development in Gladstone Research Report. Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland. Brisbane, Australia

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