Online poll has stadium at the top
THE RESULTS are in; Rocky wants a stadium.
In a recent online Morning Bulletin poll asking readers what the most important infrastructure project for the Rocky Region is, 35% have chosen the construction of a stadium/convention centre.
It was announced earlier in the week that mayoral candidate Michael McMillan would push for a $150 million multi-purpose community and sporting precinct for Central Queensland if he were to be elected next year.
Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll has also jumped on board with the idea as she doesn't want Rockhampton to miss out on "millions of dollars and jobs" while waiting for an NRL team to be announced.
Ms Carroll also sees the proposed 1000-seat convention centre and 20,000 seat stadium complex as being one of Rockhampton's priority projects for the past five years. And it looks like Rocky residents have the same vision for the future with the stadium/convention centre option leading our poll of priority projects.
The construction of a new off ramp on the Neville Hewitt Bridge to Glenmore Rd to accommodate cattle road trains is the second most popular option with 27% of voters thinking this is the region's most important piece of infrastructure.
Close behind is the Mt Archer adventure park gaining 18% of votes with only 10% of voters thinking the construction of a levee bank to protect South Rockhampton and Gladstone Rd businesses during the floods should be at the top of the list.
The idea of a convention centre on it's own interested 7% of online readers.
A stadium/ convention centre: 35%
A new off ramp on the Neville Hewitt Bridge to Glenmore Rd for cattle road trains: 27%
Mt Archer adventure park (mountain bikes, tree line rollercoaster, bungee jump): 18%
A levee bank to protect South Rocky and Gladstone Rd businesses: 10%
A convention centre: 7%