Iwasaki summit is encouraging
AN encouraging sign for the Capricorn Resort, owner Mr Yoshitaro Iwasaki is one of the investor case study presenters talking at the Northern Queensland Economic Summit 2015 in Cairns next week.
It was revealed last week that Capricorn Resort's announcement to downsize operations would pave the way to advance the $600 million master-plan redevelopment being put forward by the Iwasaki Sangyo company.
The summit includes a keynote address by Warren Hogan, the Global Head of Economics and Research with ANZ Banking Group and other investor case studies which include Cairns Airport Investment and the development history of Ensham mine.
Ms Carroll said the summit would be an opportunity to build on the already strong relationships established with state economic development colleagues and government ministers.
"Capricorn Enterprise was a pivotal partner in ensuring Rockhampton and all areas north of the Tropic of Capricorn and west to the border were included in the Northern Australia White Paper," Ms Carroll said.
"This is of significant importance to both Federal and State governments in their roll out of infrastructure development to underpin private enterprise investment in Qld.
Ms Carroll admitted to never missing an opportunity to lobby to senior ministers on priority projects for the region such as growing CQ's initiative, with the inclusion of the development of the Eden Bann and Rookwood weirs, plus taking the opportunity to learn from colleagues.
"When you've got all of these people in one room it provides an opportunity for us to build on the very positive relationship our organisation already has with the state government and our economic development partners of North Queensland."