The Rockhampton region is located on the beautiful Capricorn Coast and is the economic and services hub for the entire Central Queensland region. The city boasts many of the benefits of metropolitan living, in an environment and climate that suits a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle. Home to a thriving commercial and business centre, Rockhampton is surrounded by significant mining and rural industries. A strong and diversified economy has given a broad spectrum of investors the confidence to capitalise on the tremendous opportunities unfolding in the Rockhampton region. This investment, from both Australia and overseas, has resulted in almost $11 billion in development recently completed or currently planned for the region. The major industries and opportunities across the region relate to the following:
An attractive location to live, work and invest, Rockhampton is one of Queensland's top 15 largest-growing areas*. The prosperous city offers above-average incomes, favourable living costs, numerous cultural and recreational options, and also provides locals and tourists with easy access to many spectacular natural attractions.