Transport and Logistics
Established infrastructure - The region’s transport networks and infrastructure play a pivotal role in the productivity of the agribusiness sector with freight transported by road, rail, sea and air. The Port of Gladstone and Port Alma facilitate international export trade and provide closer access to international markets than many other agricultural hubs in Australia.
The region has three strategic airports - Rockhampton, Gladstone and Emerald for freighting of high value commodities and the State’s capital Brisbane is a one hour flight to the south. Central Queensland is experienced in utilising infrastructure to leverage agricultural growth. Rockhampton Airport (ROK) is a major Australian regional airport located 5km from the city centre and is predominantly commuter based. ROK is managed by Advance Rockhampton and owned by Rockhampton Regional Council. ROK has extensive experience in commercial logistics and accommodates the largest cargo planes in the world. The Australian, American and Singapore Army regularly utilise Antonov freight carriers to move large machinery and equipment when conducting local exercises.
Advance Rockhampton is looking to increase the amount of cold storage available in its freight precinct and can work with private enterprise on solutions to meet their export needs.