The Capricornia Business Dashboard initiative was to research and analyse the challenges and opportunities faced by small and medium enterprises located in the Capricornia Region (Rockhampton Regional Council and Livingstone Shire Council). The key stakeholders partnering this project were – Regional Development Australia Fitzroy and Central West; CQUniversity; Capricornia Chamber of Commerce; and Queensland Government – Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning.
In Anti-Poverty Week 2014 this short report by RDAFCW committee member Sandy Paton aims to provide a brief snapshot of the impact of this “hidden poverty” being experienced by many people in the RDAFCW area.
The Regional Development Australia Fitzroy and Central West (RDAFCW) ‘Regional Roadmap’ provides a snapshot of the region and offers a description of the economic and social diversity of Fitzroy and the Central West regions individually.
Vision – a shared vision to strengthen the perspective of regional Australia in government decision making, including bottom-up regional thinking as an integral part of government policy development processes, to create a sense of community ownership.
Regional Development Australian Fitzroy and Central West undertook a study to identify exactly what was produced in Central Queensland in relation to food and fibre and what happened to the produce after it left the “farm”.