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Central Queensland Regional Water Assessment Stakeholder Advisory Group

Capricorn Enterprise has been invited to participate on the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water’s Central Queensland Regional Water Assessment Stakeholder Advisory Group. Regional Water Assessments provide a region-level assessment of water need and options to improve water security… Read more »

Now is the time to re-discover CQ’s Carnarvon Gorge

Reconnecting with the natural world, exploring an ancient past, marveling at the immensity of stunning sandstone cliffs, and basking within a landscape that is simply like no other, Carnarvon Gorge, located in Central Queensland Highlands, is a masterpiece waiting to… Read more »

Rockhampton Ring Road project update

In December 2022 the Queensland and Australian Governments announced that they had reached agreement to get the first phase of the Rockhampton Ring Road underway in 2023, with a $280 million package of construction works to commence following the early… Read more »

Central Queensland Community Koala Survey

Last year Dr Rolf Schlagloth and Dr Bradley Smith, from the Koala Research CQ group, received a CQUniversity Merit Grant to help them understand community attitudes to further koala conservation in Central Queensland. They are currently seeking residents of CQ… Read more »

Central Queensland flies its Defence flag at Avalon Airshow

Central Queensland’s strong commitment to Australia’s Defence was on show when regional partners met senior Defence and political figures at Avalon 2023, Australian International Airshow, Aerospace and Defence Exposition in Victoria. Regional leaders again advocated strongly for boosting Australian Defence… Read more »

Central Queensland Update on AusIndustry Grants, Programs and Events: February 2023

Included in this update is the following: AusIndustry’s Central Queensland Regional Manager is available if you have questions or require further information in regards the programs and initiatives outlined below, and is happy assist businesses should they be interested in… Read more »

Have your say on Stanwell’s proposed hydrogen demonstration plant

Stanwell is investigating the potential for a 10 MW hydrogen electrolysis plant located at Stanwell Power Station, near Rockhampton. If built, the hydrogen plant would be the first large-scale electrolyser in Queensland and could facilitate the development of a Central… Read more »

Central Queensland jobs key to COVID-19 recovery

More than 1500 jobs will be supported by a $1.4 billion road building boom in Central Queensland with the region to play a pivotal role in the state’s economic recovery. Businesses that support these projects – the whole supply chain… Read more »

Training Opportunities

Construction Skills Queensland – Online Courses Apprentices and Trainees Queensland SDS Training Rockhampton

Local Government Areas in Central Queensland

Livingstone Shire Council (Capricorn Coast) Rockhampton Regional Council Central Highlands Regional Council Banana Shire (Biloela) Gladstone Regional Council Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council Other useful links: Regional Development Australia Central and Western Queensland SmartHub Rockhampton