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The 2023 Gladstone Harbour Report Card is the ninth annual Report Card released by the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership (GHHP) and provides a holistic assessment of the harbour's Environmental, Economic, Social and Cultural health. The results calculated using 33 indicators derived from 107 different measures across these four components of harbour health.

The 2023 report card showcases monitoring data collected between July 2022 and June 2023. Nine years of reporting has shown some indicators are stable each year, therefore there was no new assessment of the Social and Cultural indicators in 2023 and results have been carried over from the 2022 report card. The 2023 report card presents a partial assessment of the Economic indicators, with Economic Value results repeated from the 2022 report card. Results from the Environment indicators Mangroves and Fish Health Assessment Index have carried over from 2019 and 2021, respectively.

Overall, the Gladstone Harbour Report Card 2023 grade results were: Environmental health of Gladstone Harbour, satisfactory (C); Cultural health of Gladstone Harbour, satisfactory (C); Social health of Gladstone Harbour, good (B); and the Economic health of Gladstone Harbour, good (B).


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unchanged from 2022




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uses previous results




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uses previous results




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unchanged from 2022




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Very good (0.85-1.00)

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Good (0.65-0.84)

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Satisfactory (0.5-0.64)

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Very Poor


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No data available



Detailed results by zone coming soon

The Narrows
Grahams Creek
Western Basin
Boat Creek
Inner Harbour
Calliope Estuary
Auckland Inlet
Mid Harbour
South Trees Inlet
Boyne Estuary
Outer Harbour
Colesseum Inlet
Rodds Bay


Urban water management activities were assessed across three primary groups: Activities that may contribute to diffuse pollution associated with Developing Urban areas and Established Urban areas and activities that may contribute to Point Source pollution (associated with sewage treatment and sewer network management).

Based on the Queensland Government’s Urban Water Stewardship Framework assessment process, Gladstone Regional Council’s overall level of urban water management practice was graded satisfactory (C), with all three framework components receiving a satisfactory grade (C). This represents a level of practice that is in line with the current minimum standards. Notably, the planning and governance of Developing Urban and monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and improvement of Point Source are currently performed in line with best practice. 

UWSF Results Gladstone
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