Capricorn Enterprise Major Projects Forum: A Win-Win for project proponents and regional industry

What determines a successful regional industry forum?

  • Ten informed and detailed presentations by project proponents, managing contractors plus political and industry leaders?
  • Details on a selection of regional Projects valued at in excess of $2 Billion due to formally commence in the near future?
  • An engaged industry audience of over 200 from across the central Queensland region and beyond?
  • A perfect venue at Kortes Resort Conference Centre with excellent facilities including high-technology equipment plus welcoming and professional hospitality?

When all boxes receive a big √ “tick” then everyone can agree the Capricorn Enterprise Major Projects Forum was a HUGE SUCCESS.

Industry representatives plus project leaders and proponents alike have voiced their praise of yesterday’s Major Projects Forum hosted by Capricorn Enterprise.

Extended detail was presented on a variety of Projects including defence, resources (principally coal), water and renewable energy provided industry with insights on project commencement dates and programming, contract /work packages and importantly pre-qualification engagement requirements, not previously delivered to industry.

What can our region expect in the coming months?

Defence Projects – both managing contractors have indicated that advanced design is underway with industry consultations to continue early/mid 2019 with project details and engagement requirements to follow;

Coal developments and expansion for the Bowen/Surat and Galilee basins. Anticipated decade of continuing development in all coal basins providing regional industry with opportunities in engagement and specialised servicing;

ADANI’s Carmichael Mine Development – anticipated programmed development phase in 2019, with Rockhampton and Townsville regions nominated to provided  skilled labour  and specialised industry engagement;

Clarke Creek Wind Project – Lacour Energy; finalisation of comprehensive feasibility and project commencement program underway. When commissioned Clark Creek will be one of the largest wind energy projects in the southern hemisphere. Further consultation with specialised industry groups early – mid 2019;

Rookwood Weir (SunWater as Project Managers) – final design and associated technical assessments nearing completion. Project formalisation, associated infrastructure requirements being negotiated with local LGA, contracts/work packages anticipated during second half of 2019.

L-R: Mark Rayner, Lacour Energy, Tracey Lines, CEFC, and Mitch Carr, SunWater

Forum Presentations will be posted to Capricorn Enterprise as soon as possible.

For more information contact Regional Economic Development Manager Neil Lethlean by email or phone 4927 2055.



Wade Mann, Welcome to Country

The Hon Scott Buchholz, MP, Federal Member for Wright, Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport

Martin MacDonald, Project Manager and Contractor’s Representative, Defence Development, FKG

Chris Birrer, First Assistant Secretary – Infrastructure, Department of Defence

Craig Simpson, Project Director, Laing O’Rourke Australia

Neil Lethlean, Regional Economic Development Manager, Capricorn Enterprise

Chris McCombe, General Manager – Safety and Sustainability, Minerals Council of Australia

Andrew Barger, Director – Infrastructure and Economic, Queensland Resources Council

Peter Donaghy, Director for Coal, Coal Assessment Hub, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Lucas Dow, Chief Executive Officer, ADANI Australia

Mark Rayner, Director, Lacour Energy

Tracey Lines, Director – Reef Development, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Mitch Carr, Project Director – Rookwood Weir, SunWater Limited

General crowd

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