Infrastructure projects valued at more than $4 billion are generating unprecedented opportunities for regional business and local workforce across the region encompassing Livingstone and Rockhampton Council areas. In 2020, as major infrastructure projects continue to progress, commence or finalise, Capricorn Enterprise will keep you up to date with the latest project news. Local industry participation commitments (ranging from 65% up to 80% local content) on many of these projects have been made. Our overall challenge will be ensuring that industry are suitably qualified (being compliant plus meeting Commonwealth procurement rules) and demonstrate a competitive edge.
Gain a better understanding of major projects and their value by subscribing to our weekly e-newsletter or contact Regional Economic Development Manager Neil Lethlean, 4927 2055 for more information or to be included on the the Industry database for future mail outs.
Key Projects Timeline
Local Infrastructure Projects Report – download the latest version here.
Major Projects infographic – download the latest version here.
Carmichael Coal Mining Project
The Carmichael mine and rail project has commenced with construction of the mine, combined with the delivery of a rail line to connect the mine to Abbot Point Port. EOIs are specifically invited for jobs and contract opportunities for local workers and businesses for a wide range on specialties (skills), operations, and service contracts. To register your interest, click here. Click here for work packages and to subscribe to the Adani Australia E-news click here. Jobs portal.
Rockhampton is identified as the Beef Capital of Australia due to its predominance in beef breeding, hosting the triennial Beef Australia Expo, housing two of the nation’s largest cattle processing plants, location of the State’s largest livestock exchange and home to a number of key beef breeding associations. Through the development of Eden Bann and Rookwood Weirs on the Fitzroy River the region can further the agricultural industry’s position as a major agricultural ‘food bowl’ to the region and beyond. The Rookwood Weir site is approximately 66 km south west of Rockhampton on the Fitzroy River with stage 2 approved and construction scheduled to commence in April 2020. Stage one of water sales process is complete with two bidders securing 30,000 megalitres of water for agricultural use. Rookwood Weir Presentation (29 Oct 2020). QTender website – search “Rookwood” for the latest tenders. Register your business at an online portal to supply goods or services to the project. Read more for the latest news. Sunwater Rookwood Weir
Clarke Creek Wind and Solar Project
Local Business Participation Program launched for Clarke Creek Wind Farm – The project is currently in the feasibility phase with construction planned to commence by the end of 2019. Goldwind Australia and Lacour Energy have launched the Local Business Participation Program for the 800 MW Clarke Creek Wind Farm, a key initiative to identify capability and capacity in the local community and maximise opportunities for local participation. Read the media releases to find out more or go to the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway to submit an Expression of Interest. Presentation David Brown, Goldwind, at 2019 Major Projects Forum.
The Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative is about investing, building and training. It will provide Australian troops with better training opportunities and strengthen Australia’s relationship with Singapore, an important Defence partner. As host to this Initiative, the local communities of Central and North Queensland will benefit from economic opportunities that arise as the training areas are enhanced and as Singapore’s training activities increase. ASMTI Quarterly Newletters. Read more on the project including current tenders.
Rockhampton Ring Road
The Rockhampton Ring Road is a major infrastructure project to improve road safety and provide strength to the region’s economy. It is currently in the planning phase which will see the completion of a business case for the road construction project in late 2020. You are invited to have your say on the Concept design for the Ring Road – Click here for the concept design, concept design visualisation and more information. Tenders are out to design the ring road, marking a major step in a project expected to support almost 800 jobs.
Work in Central Queensland
If you are searching for your next opportunity in our region, the Work in Central Queensland website is a great place to start and stay connected. With information on trending industries in our region, a resource centre for both employers and jobseekers and up-to-date notices on what’s happening in the region, the website is your one-stop-portal for our region.
- Bruce Highway – Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade
- Capricorn Highway – Rockhampton to Gracemere Duplication
- Capricornia Correctional Centre
- Rockhampton Ring Road, Visualisation, Have your say on the concept design
- Black Business Finder – an online database established to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses an opportunity to be involved and benefit from the rapidly expanding major project program currently under way in Queensland.
- Deadly Directory – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business Directory Wide Bay Burnett and Central Queensland
- Supply Nation – database of verified Indigenous businesses
- Indigenous Procurement Policy website – including the Commonwealth Indigenous Procurement Policy document and information on Commonwealth and Portfolio Targets, Mandatory Set-Aside and Mandatory Minimum Indigenous Participation Requirements.
- Commonwealth Procurement Rules
Learn about how your business can tender for supply opportunities, including the process for tendering and how to find government opportunities. Local workshops are listed on the Capricorn Enterprise Business Events Calendar.
TenderLink – connecting suppliers and buyers online. Registering on this site allows downloading or uploading of tender documents and participation in tender forums.
QTenders – also available as a mobile app. Registering on this site allows download or uploading of tender documents and participation in tender forums. Includes tender and quote opportunities for Rockhampton Regional Council and Rookwood Weir.
LG Tenderbox – the online tendering portal for many Queensland local governments, statutory bodies and other public sector entities. LG tender box streamlines the Queensland public sector procurement process by providing an easy to use electronic system for organisations wishing to respond to public sector tenders. Includes tender and quote opportunities for Livingstone Shire Council.
Major Projects News
13 October 2020 Carmichael Mine & Rail Project – October 2020 update – Construction of the Carmichael Mine & Rail Project is continuing on schedule. While COVID-19 restrictions have eased, the safety of people and communities is a priority and Adani Australia are following all regulations from Queensland Health and the Federal Government to manage the risk of the virus.
10 September 2020 Shoalwater Bay Jobs Hub kickstarts Capricorn Enterprise’s Work in Central Queensland platform – Increased connection and identification of the labour market, together with a diverse and large region boasting a range of employment opportunities has led to the development of Capricorn Enterprise’s ‘Work in Central Queensland’ portal.
Latest news – capricornenterprise.com.au/media/news/
Forums and Functions
Find the latest forums, functions and workshop details on our Business Events Calendar.
DATE CLAIMER: Major Projects Forum – 28th October 2021
PAST EVENT: Major Projects Forum – 29 October 2020 – The very successful 2020 forum saw presenters updating local industry on project progress. Subscribe to the Capricorn Enterprise electronic newsletter for updates on future forums and further information.
Presentations from the event can be accessed here.
PAST EVENT: Major Projects Forum – 25 October 2019 – The very successful 2019 forum saw presenters updating local industry on project progress.
PAST EVENT: Major Projects Forum – 8 November 2018 The 2018 Capricorn Enterprise Major Projects Forum was the premier project forum in the region highlighting projects in the key sectors of Defence, Resources and General Infrastructure (including Renewables).
*Disclaimer: this information is provided as a guide only – Capricorn Enterprise has collated this information to the best of our knowledge, relying upon external sources.