Rockhampton is uniquely positioned as the Gateway to Northern Australia and as such is on the junction of major road and rail networks. With proximity to the Bowen Basin and strategic access to the Galilee Basin Rockhampton is a key service and logistics hub for the coal industry, providing road, rail and air services.

Rockhampton Regional Council through its Economic Development Action Plan is committed to creating a vibrant business environment that is innovative, competitive, productive and prosperous.

Our Region has a wealth of small, medium and large businesses that excel in their chosen fields. And as a region we will work together to make sure we are ready for the opportunities in the supply chain network to come out of the $16.5 billion Adani Carmichael Mine project.

Rockhampton Regional Council’s “Gear Up Rocky” initiative will do just that. From startup entrepreneurs to mining equipment technology and services specialists we are advancing Rockhampton businesses to find their entry point in the Adani supply chain network.

Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Exclusively developed for Rockhampton Region small business owners, the Certificate IV in Small Business Management is customised to the specific needs of small businesses, with an emphasis on immediate and practical applications to real world scenarios. Participants need to complete two face to face classes and two webinar classes in succession.

Registrations for the Second Round Certificate IV in Small Business Management will commence soon.

For further details please contact:

Lee Sunderland (Senior Executive Economic and Business Development) on 4936 8306

Wade Clark (Regional Business Development Officer) on 4936 8577

Capacity Building Videos

Following on the success of the Gear Up Rocky capacity building workshops, facilitator Sharyn Grant has produced for the Rockhampton Region a series of videos to assist local businesses in the supply chain and logistics industries.

 Topics include:

  • Major Projects in Central Queensland and how to take advantage of them
  • How to promote your business
  • How to building supply chain capability and capacity
  • How to expand your business to seize opportunities
  • How to collaborate and form partnerships.  

 These videos will be launched soon.


Job Seeker and business supplier portals

Another significant milestone towards the development of the Adani, Carmichael Mine has been reached with Adani launching a business supplier tendering portal called EconomX and a job seeker portal through the uWorkin platform.

JOB SEEKERS: Council strongly urges you to register your details in the uWorkin platform.

BUSINESSES: Council strongly urges all local businesses to register their business details now on the EconomX site.