Rockhampton is the City of lifestyle, innovation, and rich community spirit. The City lies just above the Tropic of Capricorn with Gracemere to the south. Both cities have one of the best tropical climates Queensland has to offer. Rockhampton acts as gateway to the Capricorn Coast to the east, and the Outback to the west and is the fifth largest city in the Sunshine State, with a wider population totalling 100,000 plus.
The city of Rockhampton boasts a great range of Boarding Schools and Secondary Schools and together with the CQ University makes it an educational mecca. The City also presents diversified industries and employers, key employers among these are two Meat Works, a large Railway workforce, Stanwell Power Station and Central Queensland Livestock Exchange to the west.
Rockhampton is also a critical service city for the Central Queensland Mining Industry.
The city is well known as the Beef Capital of Australia and is a commerce centre for Central Queensland Industry, government offices, legal firms, accounting firms, and medical expertise including three hospitals, and also boasts a great range of leisure activities, restaurants, quality shopping, sporting clubs and facilities.
The City’s Airport is capable of handling the world’s largest aircraft and is a critical element of the region’s business and tourism industries. It is the twelfth busiest domestic airport in Australia and is well services with direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Townsville.
Rockhampton is situated on Queensland’s largest river, the Fitzroy, and lies 40 kilometres inland from the beautiful Capricorn Coast beaches. The City is surrounded by the Berserker Ranges and Mount Archer (607 metres high), posing an impressive backdrop for the vibrant City centre, business districts and residential areas.
Capricorn Enterprise is one of Queensland’s official membership based Regional Tourism Organisations and Regional Development Organisations and is recognised as the peak tourism and economic development body for the Capricorn Region within Central Queensland. http://www.capricornenterprise.com.au/
Central Qld University: http://www.cqu.edu.au/
Central Qld TAFE: http://www.cq.tafe.qld.gov.au/