Central Queensland projects worth about $2 billion will be the focus of an industry event in Rockhampton next week.
This year’s Capricorn Enterprise Major Projects Forum on November 8 will include presentations on a range of resources, defence and general infrastructure projects which are slated to start between now and mid 2019.
Among the projects are major upgrades to the Bruce and Capricorn highways, Shoalwater Bay training area upgrade, the Rookwood Weir project and the Clark Creek wind and solar project.
Regional economic development manager with Capricorn Enterprise, Neil Lethlean, said regional industry was gearing up to take full advantage of opportunities across a broad range of project work packages,
“The Central Queensland region is about to experience a period of business opportunity and growth that we haven’t observed in quite a long time,” Mr Lethlean said.
“The exciting thing is that the diversity and extent of these projects will enable a vast cross-section of business to engage and be involved.
“Our projects forum on November 8 will allow a cross-section of our business community to be informed, network with project proponents and their managing contractors and collaborate with aligned businesses plus register their credentials and capability for selected projects.”
Among the presenters at the forum will be the Federal Member for Wright and Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport, Scott Buchholz, first assistant secretary for infrastructure with the Department of Defence, Chris Birrer, Minerals Council of Australia chief executive officer, Tania Constable, Queensland Resources Council chief executive, Ian McFarlane and Adani Australia chief executive officer, Lucas Dow.