Council on hunt for million dollar idea for riverside

THE Rockhampton Regional Council is seeking million dollar ideas for the riverside redevelopment.

The council will be lobbying state and federal bodies to support the recovery of the region with a riverside development.

While some design work has been undertaken to make the riverside more attractive with improved lighting, furniture and pathways, Mayor Margaret Strelow is asking residents to dream big.

"We want to see ideas that don't just provide an added attraction when people visit.  We want these ideas to be the reason they visit in the first place, ideas that will be the envy of the rest of the country, " she said. 

"Whether it's an idea for interactive public art, light installations, a theme integrated throughout the riverside, a unique water play area or something else that will captivate - we want to hear and see it.

"While we admire what regions like Townsville and Gladstone have done, we want to think beyond this and look for original and unique ideas that are truly inspiring," she said.

A number of different methods for communicating ideas have been set up for people to share concepts and images.

Share your ideas and images by searching for 'My Rockhampton' on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram, fill in the online form at, or email

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