POLL: Most important infrastructure project for the region?
A MULTI-PURPOSE community and sporting precinct for Central Queensland is Rockhampton region mayoral candidate Michael McMillan's "game changer".
POLL: What is the most important infrastructure project for the Rocky Region:
This poll ended on 09 November 2015.
A stadium/convention centre
A convention centre
A levee bank to protect South Rocky and Gladstone Rd businesses
A new off ramp on the Neville Hewitt Bridge to Glenmore Rd so the city can accommodate cattle road trains.
Mt Archer adventure park ( mountain bikes, tree line rollercoaster, bungee jump)
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
Aimed at providing an "emotive and economic stimulus" to the region, Mr McMillan said the plan would be pursued if he was elected mayor at the March 2016 Rockhampton Regional Council elections.
"Central Queensland is well overdue for some good news and it must come in the form of emotive and more importantly economic stimulus," Mr McMillan said.
"This could be achieved through the delivery of a major iconic infrastructure project, one that would breathe new life into our region's ailing economy and reinvigorate local business and consumer confidence."
Mr McMillan hailed the proposed precinct as a "game changer" and said it would be designed for multi-use functionality.
"The proposed price tag of $150 million would be a small price to pay when you consider the cost benefit analysis, injecting an anticipated $745 million into the local economy during the first five years of operation," he said.
"We certainly don't want a financial albatross around our neck which would prove contradictory to our long-term financial objectives.
"The business case must be sound and supportive of a profitable asset that delivers on behalf of the entire CQ community.
"The successful establishment of a multi-purpose community and sporting precinct in Rockhampton would not only succeed in providing that economic spark but would also serve to ignite the region's imagination, forging stronger inter-council relations and fostering community spirit."