Heavy Industry

Most of the Fitzroy Region’s heavy industrial activity is found at the Port of Gladstone. This includes:

  • Queensland Curtis Island Liquefied Natural Gas project: three processing plants on Curtis Island
  • Queensland Alumina Ltd: one of the world’s largest alumina refineries
  • Rio Tinto Alcan Yarwun: another alumina refinery, opened in 2004
  • Boyne Smelters Ltd (BSL): the largest aluminium smelter in Australia
  • Cement Australia Gladstone: the largest cement plant in Australia
  • Orica Australia – industrial plants that manufacture chlor-alkali, ammonium nitrate and sodium cyanide
  • NRG Gladstone Power Station – Queensland’s largest coal-fired power station.

Regulated emissions from industrial sources are reported in the National Pollutants Inventory.

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