Growing Central Queensland

Prime Minster and Deputy Prime Minister visits Rockhampton

Prime Minister the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Barnaby Joyce visited Rockhampton, Wednesday the 17 February 2016, to open the new Allied Health training building at CQ University, meet with SES volunteers at the Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service and fly over the proposed development site for Eden Bann and Rookwood Weirs on the Fitzroy River.

Growing Central Queensland (GCQ) is a project auspiced by RDAFCW and we were delighted that Michelle Landry MP member for Capricornia enabled project officer for GCQ Anne Stunzner to brief the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister around the opportunities on water infrastructure in Central Queensland. To view the video, click here.

The recently released Federal government’s fifteen year “Australian Infrastructure Plan – 2016 ” lists the Lower Fitzroy River water infrastructure development as a growth opportunity to develop industry and agriculture in the Fitzroy region. This is the only Queensland project listed as “Growth Opportunities” and the only project in this category for the whole of Northern Australia.

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Ken O’Dowd member for Flynn, Prime Minster the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Barnaby Joyce, Anne Stunzner project officer for Growing Central Queensland, Michelle Landry MP member for Capricornia, Graham Scott Chair of Capricorn Enterprise, Senator the Hon. James McGrath (Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister), Scott Bowman Vic Chancellor of CQ University.