Countdown: Gilmour’s Bowen Spaceport open for business

James Riley
Editorial Director

Queensland deputy Premier and Treasurer Cameron Dick was an early champion of Gilmour Space Technologies’ plan to design, build and launch an orbital vehicle from a Queensland spaceport.

In a previous role as Minister for State Development, Cameron Dick had backed the Gilmour ambition, including through the lease of a parcel of land within the Abbot Point State Development Area near Bowen in north Queensland.

When the state first put its money behind the company through the Queensland Investment Corporation, Gilmour Space was a far more speculative commercial venture than the company is today, on the eve of launch.

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