Rockhampton CBD Redevelopment Framework

Reason for the Community Engagement

Rockhampton Regional Council has identified that a vibrant, strong and prosperous CBD is critical for the long-term economic success of the city of Rockhampton and the broader region. With this in mind, Council in conjunction with design partner, Urbis, is undertaking a signature project to lead the reinvigoration of the CBD through a comprehensive Rockhampton CBD Redevelopment Framework. 

The CBD Redevelopment Framework lays out a 20 Year Vision that establishes the priorities and focuses plans for the future of Rockhampton’s central business district.

The document has been in development since early 2016, drawing on feedback and priorities from the community, business and property owners and Council representatives. The Framework is now in final draft form and presented to the Rockhampton regional community for public consultation and feedback. 

View the draft Rockhampton CBD Redevelopment Framework HERE(PDF, 10MB)

Engagement Approach

Throughout February and March 2017, the community will have a range of opportunities to review and provide feedback on the CBD Redevelopment Framework. These opportunities will be advertised here on Council's website, via Council's social media platforms and through local media. You can be involved in a number of ways:

  • Provide feedback via our online survey HERE

  • Review the draft Framework at one of Council’s customer service centres

  • Attend one of our pop up consultations

Market StallsOver the next few weeks, our team will be popping up at various markets around the region to provide more information about the draft Framework and collect your feedback. Keep an eye out for our stalls at the following events:

  • Luna Markets - Friday 24 February from 5pm
  • Kern Arcade Markets - Sunday 26 February from 8am
  • Heritage Village Markets - Sunday 12 March from 8am

Shopping Centre DisplaysWhen you're next out and about doing the shopping, drop by one of our shopping centre displays and have a chat to our CBD Redevelopment team. We will be at the following locations over the coming weeks from 11:30am through to 4:30pm:

  • City Centre Plaza - Wednesday 1 March and Wednesday 15 March
  • Parkhurst Town Centre - Tuesday 7 March
  • Gracemere Shopping World - Thursday 9 March

Who will be involved?

Council recognises the importance of widespread community consultation for a strategic document with such significance as the CBD Redevelopment Framework. Therefore, we want to ensure all members of the community have the opportunity to provide feedback on the Framework. Your feedback will let us know whether the strategies and projects within the Framework will respond effectively to the aspirations and goals of the whole community.

Have your say

Throughout the preparation of the CBD Redevelopment Framework, Council has encouraged the community to think boldly about a brighter future for our CBD. We now want to hear from urban and rural residents and businesses about what they think of the long-term strategic plan, designed to have flow on benefits well beyond the CBD.

Click here to provide your feedback on the draft CBD Redevelopment Framework via our online survey