Lively Quay Street Programme

Programme of events announced...

 A range of events have been programmed into Quay Street as part of the Lively Quay Street Programme.


28 October 2017 | Glow Festival


4 November 2017 | Pink Tribute Concert

10 November 2017 | CQ Markets

17 November 2017 | Luna Markets with performing duo TND


8 December 2017 | Luna Markets

15 December 2017 | CQ Christmas Markets

22 December 2017 | Rocky Instincts Cultural Workshops

29 December 2017 |  Rocky Instincts Cultural Workshops


14 January 2018 | Fitzroy Frogs Excess Energy Duathlon

20 January 2018 | Capricorn Film Festival

27 January 2018 | Rocky Instincts Cultural Skills Workshops


2 February 2018 | Rocky Instincts Cultural Workshops


Grant information...

Applications are now closed.  

To speak to a staff member about applying for the Lively Quay Street program please contact the Events Team on 07 4936 8035 or email

A community canvas for you to colour…

Quay Street, Rockhampton has a brand new Riverfront. To celebrate, Rockhampton Regional Council is inviting organisations and individuals to work with us to deliver a six month calendar of activities that showcase Quay Steet as the lively heart of Rockhampton.

The Lively Quay Street Grants programme will activate Quay Street and surrounds in 2017/18 through a range of events, festivals, installations, pop-ups, public classes, recreational and creative activities. Rockhampton Regional Council is looking to offer cash and in-kind grants for activities that demonstrate the broad possibilities of the site, test new ideas and can show an ability to be self-sufficient in the future. Download a copy of the Lively Quay Street Programme Guidelines.(PDF, 16MB)

Key Dates

14 August 2017
Applications open for events occurring between September 2017 and February 2018

28 August 2017
Applications close

4 September 2017
Applicants notified of outcome of application

What are Lively Quay Street Grants for?

The Lively Quay Street Grants programme aims to:

  • deliver a six month calendar of events and activities in Quay Street from September 2017 to February 2018 that celebrates the city
  • create opportunities for artists, community and arts-based organisations and local traders to lead inspiring activities that contribute to a lively and engaged city
  • foster local community ownership and draw the local community to the new Quay Street
  • attract community and visitors to Quay Street throughout the year

What sort of activities are we looking for?

  • community or cultural events
  • music or performance events
  • recreational activities
  • interactive installations, including digital
  • temporary public art activities
  • free play activities

Who can apply for Lively Quay Street Grants?

Applicants must have a valid ABN and hold current public liability insurance.

How much funding is available?

Applications of up to a maximum of $5,000 cash (+GST if registered) and $3,000 of in-kind support will be accepted. In-kind support will be in the form of things such as:

  • city road closures
  • marketing assistance
  • traffic control

What can be funded?

  • activities or events that occur in Quay Street between William and Denham Street