ROK-history22z   (For 1948) An aerial view of the Rockhampton rail yards c1950.  Photo courtesy The Archer Park Railway Museum.
ROK-history22z (For 1948) An aerial view of the Rockhampton rail yards c1950. Photo courtesy The Archer Park Railway Museum.

'Boom nor bust': A look at Rockhampton over the centuries

DEBATE over Rockhampton Region mayor Margaret Strelow's "boom nor bust" comments has burst wide open today, following a letter to the editor which criticised the reference to Rockhampton's economy.

Joanne Coulter penned her thoughts to The Morning Bulletin, sharing her observations on Rockhampton's decline from a "central business" and tourism hub since her arrival to town in 1984.

LETTER: Population doesn't equal productivity

Cr Strelow this morning defended her comments, which she said were an attempt to "quantify the population in response to an earlier writer".

READ: Rocky mayor says region is neither 'boom nor bust'

But Cr Strelow said was good to "have the conversation going", and readers were more than happy to oblige; including Joanne Coulter.

 

In the midst of discussion, The Morning Bulletin had a dig through the archives at some of the significant developments over the decades.

Check out our gallery below:

Reader Ashley Ryan steered the conversation towards the Rockhampton Riverbank redevelopment, in the wake of two businesses announcing closures as a result of the Rockhampton Regional Council's $36 million project.

READ: Two Quay St businesses announce closures due to Rockhampton riverbank redevelopment

 

 

 

The development took a major step forward this week, with the reopening of Quay St to motorists and foot traffic.

 

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