What will Rockhampton look like in 35 years time?

BY 2050, a successful Rockhampton region will have the following characteristics, according to the report:

  • A residential population of 175,000
  • Net positive youth retention rates
  • Unemployment rates below the state average
  • Median household income 10% higher than the national average
  • Secondary school completion rates above state and national averages
  • Post-school tertiary qualification levels above national average
  • 120 locally registered businesses per 1000 residents
  • Establishment of a permanent US and/or Australian Defence base
  • $500 million in overseas investment in local agriculture, horticulture and/or food processing
  • Global recognition of Rockhampton food brands
  • Tripling of attendance at Rockhampton events
  • Doubling of passengers through the airport
  • Above average shares of tertiary students coming from interstate or international locations
  • Gross regional product per capital equal to national average
  • Above average community leadership capacity


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