Strelow focuses on CQ beef during Singapore trip
A BEEF Capital of Australia brand is just one of the ideas Rockhampton Regional Mayor Margaret Strelow returned from Singapore with.
Cr Strelow returned from Singapore on Sunday and said her focus was on beef exports.
She said one major Singapore supermarket chain she met with was not aware of Rockhampton's beef cattle industry prowess.
She said a food expo next year could be the perfect platform to launch a brand focusing on the region's status as the Beef Capital if that were to go ahead.
On Monday, tonnes of Queensland produce was flown to Hong Kong from Toowoomba, something Cr Strelow said she would like to see Rockhampton achieve in the future.
She said the ongoing discussions about shortening the secondary runway at the airport and creating a military precinct were part of a strategy to create space for a cold store at the airport.