A community in transition
Rockhampton’s central location along major north, south and west transport and freight infrastructure routes, its proximity to major mining and resource development, and the large customer base and labour force all have the potential to drive growth and prosperity.
Recognised nationally as the beef capital of Australia, beef produced in Rockhampton is exported across the world. In addition to beef, there are a range of emerging agricultural opportunities in the region. This includes potential to increase coarse grain production for use in regional feedlots to accommodate Central Queensland’s growing livestock production capacity.
The strategic location of the Fitzroy River, as well as other major water bodies and rivers in Central Queensland, uniquely positions Rockhampton to take advantage of horticultural opportunities, widely accepted as the fastest growing segment in global food production.
With a resilient and stable economy, affordable cost of living for residents and businesses, a subtropical climate and a large regional airport providing connectivity, Rockhampton holds a number of critical enablers to seize new opportunities and strengthen its economic diversity.
The Community and Rockhampton Regional Council are working with the Clean Growth Choices (CGC) consortium to create their Transition Roadmap.