Business Event Presentations

14th September 2016 – R&D Tax Incentives

Acting Assistant Regional Manager of AusIndustry, Wendy Lawson, presented to Rockhampton Region business and industry. The R&D Tax Incentive Information Session gave attendees insights into the benefits of innovating and how to access refundable tax offsets for R&D projects.

Info Session Presentation

For further information on the R&D tax incentives, contact AusIndustry Business Services on 3227 4700 or email


10th August 2016 – Economic Development Management Committee

Managing Director of Carbine Resources Tony James recently presented to the Economic Development Management Committee on the Companies proposal to ‘mine”  leases previously forming part of the former Mt Morgan Gold Mine site at Mt Morgan.

With a recently completed Pre-Feasibility Study defining a minimum 8 year mine life for the production of 46,500 ounces per year Au equivalent at all-in sustaining costs of only US$234/oz, Carbine is excited to continue the path to production at Mount Morgan.

Ideally located within close proximity to the major regional centres of Rockhampton and Gladstone, the 677.5 hectare Mt Morgan Project has easy access to all required infrastructure, services and utilities.

A substantial high grade Exploration Target of 4.7 – 5.8Mt grading 1.54 – 1.81 g/t Au and 0.12 – 0.17% Cu exists at the site, providing potential for a significant increase in mine life, processing capacity and project value. This Exploration Target is not a mineral resource and is conceptual in nature.

We are pleased that Tony has approved his presentation being featured on our web site.

Carbine Resources Presentation – Diggers & Dealers

We look forward to working closely with Tony and Carbine Resources in their future development and operational facets of their Mt Morgan venture.

Neil Lethlean

Economic Development Manager.


27th May 2016 – Dual focus on Business Insurance and Liveable Cities

Attendees at the Business Leaders Lunch were treated to presentations from Pam Howarth, Practice Leader with Arthur J. Gallagher, and Steven Burgess, Principal with MRCagney.

Pam’s presentation focussed on Insurance for Business:

  • Where is the insurance market going?
  • What do I really need to know about insurance?
  • Can insurance make you more attractive?

After learning more about underinsurance and cyber insurance, attendees are now better informed about their business insurance needs.

Steven’s presentation focussed on Liveable City Transforming:

  • Improving existing urban zones to cope with the growing population
  • Attracting developers to invest in urban regeneration projects
  • Addressing social-economic challenges for sustainable city development
  • Providing sustainable development processes for large-scale urban regeneration projects.

Attendees had their eyes opened to the possibilities and opportunities for enhancing their town through designing for people not cars.


20th May 2016 – Economic Forecast Breakfast

Attendees at the Economic Forecast Breakfast were informed of Australia’s Economic Outlook by Michael Workman, Senior Economist with Commonwealth Bank.

Michael’s presentation focussed on

  • Our global view
  • The Economy & Markets 2016
  • Budget: Winners & Losers
  • Tourism – Income Opportunities