Rockhampton CBD Redevelopment Framework

Public consultation for the draft CBD Redevelopment Framework closed on Friday 24 March 2017. Council is currently collating all feedback received from the community and will be publishing the consultation outcomes shortly.  

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 was recently presented to the Rockhampton regional community for public consultation and feedback. 

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

Engagement Approach

From 30 January 2017 to 24 March 2017, an extensive public consultation effort was undertaken to provide the community with opportunities to review and provide feedback on the CBD Redevelopment Framework. These opportunities were advertised here on Council's website, via Council's social media platforms and through local media. Opportunities to be involved and provide feedback included:

  • Completing our online survey

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

  • Attending one of our pop up consultations

Market StallsOur CBD Revitalisation team set up stalls at various markets around the region to provide more information about the draft Framework and collect your feedback. We were 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 DisplaysWe also set up a number of shopping centre displays to provide an opportunity for shoppers to have a chat to our CBD Revitalisation team. We were at the following shopping centres 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 was involved?

Council recognises the importance of widespread community consultation for a strategic document with such significance as the CBD Redevelopment Framework. Therefore, we endeavoured to ensure all members of the community had 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.

Consultation Outcomes

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

Public consultation for the draft CBD Redevelopment Framework closed on Friday 24 March 2017. Council is currently collating all feedback received from the community and will be publishing the consultation outcomes shortly.