An aerial view looking towards Rockhampton's CBD.
An aerial view looking towards Rockhampton's CBD.

Mayor has high hopes to get ‘vibe’ going at High Bank

ROCKHAMPTON Mayor Margaret Strelow has high hopes for Rocky's High Bank.

Cr Strelow told The Morning Bulletin yesterday that the council was in the process of gathering inspiration for what the CBD's High Bank redevelopment could look like in the future.

"Brighton has definitely got that vibe that we're looking for, as do many other places we're gathering inspiration from," Cr Strelow said.

"It's got the right attitude, there's vibrancy, there's colour and it's just got a great sense of social atmosphere. That's what we want here, a shared space for shopping, dining, working, residential and other creative outlets.

"We're in the planning phase at the moment so we're sourcing some ideas from a number of great places but council can only do so much without the power of the people. We want to build the places that people want to live in and spend their time in but it's going to take creative people to come to us and share their ideas."

Cr Strelow said the riverbank area had such great potential to become Rockhampton's most social space.

"We've got amazing bones, as they say, here on the riverbank and we want to celebrate what we've got," Cr Strelow said.

"I know it's been tough times and there's a lot of empty spaces in the CBD but there's so much opportunity and potential and we just need to go for it."