Category Archives: Rockhampton

Council debt worries Rocky residents

Today’s Rockhampton Morning-Bulletin features an interesting debate between a local resident and Mayor Brad Carter regarding the sustainability of Rockhampton Regional Council’s $200 million debt, which is among the highest in per capita terms of the 20 largest Councils in … Continue reading

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Rocky apartment tower aimed at Gladstone DIDO workers

The one-and-one-quarter hour drive from Rockhampton to the LNG boom town of Gladstone is comparable to a commute from the Gold Coast to Brisbane, which many people do every day. Hence it makes sense that Rockhampton is being used as … Continue reading

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Mining multiplier effect in Rocky

With tens of billions of dollars of investment projects on their way, the Queensland resources boom is set to transform our State over the coming years, and the wealth is sure to spread to many of our regional cities and … Continue reading

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Government tells Logan and Rocky “You’re poor and we’re here to help”

In the Budget papers released last night, the Gillard Government identified Logan and Rockhampton as among 10 disadvantaged locations across Australia eligible for intensive assistance: In the usual unclear bureaucratic language of Government documents, here is how the Government’s plans … Continue reading

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Rocky NRL stadium would be waste of taxpayers’ money

It’s disappointing that Queensland taxpayers will likely have to pay for a stadium in Rockhampton to host a new Central Queensland NRL team: Rocky to get footy stadium: Newman It’s disappointing because I doubt that the Queensland Government body Stadiums … Continue reading

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