30th August 2017 – Capricornia Major Projects Forum
The very successful Capricornia Major Projects Forum organised by Capricorn Enterprise was attended by over 100 business delegates. The forum updated local and other businesses on major projects including the Adani Carmichael Mine, Pail and Port Project, the Australia – Singapore Military Training Initiative and more.
Attendees were informed on how to engage in Defence Projects as well as engaged in a Q & A session. In addition, senior personnel from AusIndustry spoke with regional businesses on registering for defence contacts and forming business clusters.
The role of the Jangga People Operations – Irene Leard
Adani Overview – How Adani will be identifying local suppliers – Ben Hughes
CQ Construction Capabilities for Major Projects – Candice Fraser
Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area (SWBMTA), Australia – Singapore Miliatary Training Initiative Update – Sean Hawkins and Mick Reilly
Centre for Defence Industry Capability – How do businesses prepare to engage with Defence – Rodney Love
Panel Session with Defence Primes – How primes engage with local suppliers
Forming Clusters – Ross Contarino
18th July 2017 – Financing Clean Energy Development
Paul McCartney, Chief Originations and Transactions Officer (Joint) of Clean Energy Finance Corp, presented to Rockhampton Region business and industry on financing clean energy development.
The CEFC is keen to work with clients across Central Queensland on clean energy and energy efficiency projects to drive our Nation’s future development. Projects such as solar farms, wind farms, bio energy projects, storage, batteries and energy grid solutions come to mind – however, CEFC would like to hear from owners and developers of resorts, hospitals, shopping centres, housing (high rise or residential subdivisions) property developments, industrial expansion, airports etc who are interested in improving their energy efficiency and lowering their operating costs.
For further information on funding clean energy projects, contact CEFC on 1300 002 332 or email email@example.com
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.
For further information on the R&D tax incentives, contact AusIndustry Business Services on 3227 4700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We look forward to working closely with Tony and Carbine Resources in their future development and operational facets of their Mt Morgan venture.
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