The Gladstone Foundation manages the voluntary contributions made by infrastructure project proponents in Gladstone towards social infrastructure in the region.
These voluntary contributions will help ensure there is sufficient social infrastructure to meet the needs of the region’s growing population.
This will enhance the liveability of Gladstone communities and help build more stable workforces.
The foundation was established as a perpetual trust in February 2011.
The voluntary contributions are paid to a trust fund overseen by the Public Trustee of Queensland, who has ultimate responsibility for the investment and distribution of foundation funds.
Download key documents
- The Gladstone Foundation Plan - outlines the foundation’s structure, objectives, project funding criteria and engagement mechanisms, among other things
- Trust deed – Gladstone Foundation
Board of advice
A board has been established to make recommendations to the Public Trustee of Queensland on the investment and distribution of funds.
The board comprises representatives of:
- local business
- Gladstone Regional Council
- Office of the Coordinator-General.
The chair of the board is independent of government and the foundation’s key stakeholder groups.
- Mr Cosmo James (Jim) Petrich AM FAICD
- Cr Gail Sellers
- Ms Gail Davidson
- Cr Leo Neill-Ballantine
- Mr Phillip Kohn
- Mr Bob McCosker
- Mr Robert Gibb
Download governance documents
- Terms of reference - main functions of the board
- Conflict of interest policy - to help board members identify and deal with potential conflicts of interest
- Procedures – board functions, processes and procedures
- Code of conduct - standards of conduct and expectations of board members.
Gladstone Region Community Development Committee
The Gladstone Region Community Development Committee assists the board of advice by reviewing, validating and providing costings for the region’s social infrastructure priorities.
The committee will also identify investment opportunities and potential partnerships between community, government and industry.
It comprises representatives of regionally based state and local government social infrastructure providers and non-government community service groups.
Community input – have your say
Have your say on Gladstone’s social infrastructure priorities by completing the enquiry form.
What is social infrastructure?
Social infrastructure comprises:
- community facilities such as schools, hospitals, police/fire/ambulance stations, child-care centres, sport, recreation and cultural facilities and social housing
- community services including health, children’s, family, aged care, disability, employment and training services
- initiatives that build greater community capacity to meet social needs and utilise facilities to help significantly disadvantaged people.
For more information or to subscribe to email updates, please complete the enquiry form.