THE Capricorn Coast Business Alliance strongly supports a feasibility study into de-amalgamation.
A recent survey of members showed 92% supported the request.
"We don't have a position yet on de-amalgamation, but we're very much in favour of getting more information about it," said president Gary Kerr, the former head of Rockhampton Regional Development.
"The Coast dynamic is totally different to Rockhampton. It's a growing population with new people and new ideas.
"There's a vibrancy down here and having the majority of councillors in a more conservative mindset and keeping rates to a minimum doesn't sit well," he said.
"People here are quite happy to pay more rates, if they see they're getting value for their money.
"But there needs to be a plan.
"That's one of the things the Mayor indicated during her election campaign, which we applauded - the need to master plan, the Yeppoon CBD particularly."
Despite no clear indication whether Capricorn Coast residents ultimately want to de-amalgamate, the overwhelming support for a vote is a clear message to Rockhampton Regional Council.
Consistent campaigning over the past few months has gathered 5520 signatures to date, well exceeding the necessary 4200.
While the debate goes on, the council says it is committed to developing a whole-of-region framework.
Rockhampton Region - Towards 2050 will guide infrastructure planning and strategic direction for a new regional planning scheme and it's becoming increasingly clear that Coast residents expect a fair return for their contribution.