Supporting Regional Diversity and Opportunities

As a regionally focused organisation, Capricorn Enterprise is proud of its overall support for regional diversity – not only within the primary focus areas of Tourism and Economic Development, but to the ever increasing diversity of our economy and social fabric.

From engaging with industry and promoting business opportunities in one of the first major projects included in $3.5 billion of planned infrastructure activity for our local area, to promoting digital mentoring for tourism operators, and promoting the region through social media to supporting local high school students, a quick review of last week’s engagements highlights what a small team of dedicated staff undertake as part of a fairly normal period of activity.  

Two of these engagements, in particular, demonstrate the strong commitment Capricorn Enterprise has to promoting the development of our region.

Laing O’Rourke ASMTI Early Works Industry Briefing – Rockhampton and Yeppoon

With works associated with the $800 million Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area (SWBMTA) Australia Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) Project underway,  Managing Contractors Laing O’Rourke last week scheduled four independent Industry Briefings across the region informing local industry of the programs of work included in the “Stage 1 early works packages”.

In excess of two hundred businesses from across the immediate region (Mackay, Gladstone, Yeppoon and Rockhampton) attended the briefings hosted over three days at four centres. Stage 1 Early Works packages include:

  • Fauna Management
  • Fire breaks construction
  • Perimeter fencing
  • Temporary Site signage
  • Structural Design Detailing
  • Training Area Roadworks
  • Quarry Works (Supply)
  • Civil Works (Internal Roads)
  • Civil Works (Earthworks)
  • Batching Plants
  • Logistics (Plant/ Labour/ Traffic Management)
  • Demolition

Capricorn Enterprise assisted in promoting and distributing information about the work packages and briefings. Regional Economic Development Manager Neil Lethlean is working closely with Laing O’Rourke promoting local industry and workforce capability and encourages interested businesses and industry to contact the Capricorn Enterprise office for further information.

Read the second half of the story on the St Ursula’s C2C Event for Year 10 Students HERE.  

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