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Plan is to push our priority projects after QLD plan mention

MARY Carroll issued a thinly veiled warning to the region's knockers yesterday after Rockhampton received a special mention during the official release of the much-anticipated Queensland Plan.

Speaking to The Morning Bulletin, the Capricorn Enterprise CEO said consistency on the region's priority projects would show the State Government which projects they should support or fund.

"Disunity is death for regional Queensland, but I'm pleased to say we have worked very hard to demonstrate to the State Government that while people and politicians change over the years, good strategic plans will not," Ms Carroll said.

She said the next step for the region was to secure support for priority projects including the stadium and convention centre, relocating government departments to the region and the Rockhampton riverfront and Yeppoon foreshore redevelopments.

Ms Carroll said it was "extremely encouraging" to hear Premier Campbell Newman credit the Rockhampton region with lodging the state's first Qld Plan submission, authored by Capricorn Enterprise.

She said the submission was a result of hard work by Rockhampton's Queensland Plan delegates, Capricorn Enterprise, business and industry leaders, and bipartisan support across all levels of government.

Managing director of Cassidy Enterprise Group and Queensland Plan delegate, Grant Cassidy, said the release of the plan emphasised the importance of staying focused on these areas.

"For the Rockhampton region, it's a significant opportunity for us to align ourselves with the 30-year Queensland Plan outline," he said.

Rockhampton Mayor Margaret Strelow also welcomed the launch of the plan and said the region's longterm plan, Towards 2050, should be aligned with the Queensland Plan vision.

"There is a clear recognition that the grand sweeping objectives that the plan puts forward will need strong local government drive to bring to fruition," she said.

The published Queensland Plan contained an error which stated the Fitzroy/Central population as 36,640 - which will be corrected to 241,177.

Topics:  capricorn enterprise queensland plan



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