Rockhampton

Rockhampton is a regional city in Queensland, with a population of just over 115,000 people. The city lies on the Fitzroy Crossing, approximately 600 kilometres from the capital of Brisbane.

With nearby popular attractions including the Riverbank Parklands and the The Capricorn Coast, and with more than 300 days of sunshine each year, tourism is increasingly playing a role in the development of Rockhampton.

The region’s coastal district is supported economically by beef production; horticulture; meat processing; retail trade; education and health services; electricity generation and defence training. The inland region is support by crop production; horticulture; beef and sheep production; coal mining; gemstone extraction; metal product and machinery manufacturing; and education services. Rockhampton is known as the beef capital of Australia.

Rockhampton is also home to the Pilbeam Theatre which seats 1200 people, and hosts a multitude of local, national and international entertainment, sports events and trade shows. Since its opening it has been providing a fertile ground for further development in the performing arts in the wider Rockhampton region.

Rockhampton has many large retailers such as Coles, Woolworths, IGA, Target, Kmart, Big W, Harvey Norman, and Bunnings. Rockhampton also has a number of newspapers such as The Morning Bulletin, CQ Extra, Rockhampton and Fitzroy News, and Central Queensland News.

The region’s coastal district is mostly supported economically by beef production; horticulture; meat processing; retail trade; construction; education and health services; food services; transport; electricity generation and defence training. The inland region is support by crop production; horticulture; beef and sheep production; food services; coal mining; gemstone extraction; metal product and machinery manufacturing; and education services.

The future of Rockhampton is bright with the Council planning to develop the structure of Rockhampton city; increase residential growth and development; increase commercial and retail services and improve infrastructure, community facilities and the city image.