Rockhampton Supply Chain Opportunities


Rockhampton Regional Council through its Advance Rockhampton Economic Initiative “Gear Up Rocky” is working with local businesses helping them prepare to compete for their share in construction and production tenders in major supply chains.

The Gear Up Rocky initiative has delivered public briefings and training courses helping local businesses compete in major supply chains. We are seeing that participation in our program of events is already paying dividends.

This initiative is breaking new ground for Local Government by actively driving economic development in our backyard so our community can realise the benefits from major supply chains.

Over the last year many businesses have completed the Certificate IV in Small Business Management course, attended the Gear Up Rocky – Supply Chain Workshops and special briefing sessions.

We are continuing to offer tangible training and development initiatives which will add value to our local workforce and business sector in their bid to secure work within major supply chains.

Our next initiative for training and development is the Gear Up Rocky – Business Readiness Video Series and Booklets.

Welcome to the Gear Up Rocky - Business Readiness Video Series & Booklets, which has been designed to help Rockhampton Regional businesses increase their awareness how to compete in major projects supply chains.

This Video Series covers the following areas:

Video / Booklet Topics

Key Areas Covered

Video: Introduction

Booklet 1: Introduction(DOCX, 2MB)

Video Topic: Major Projects

Major Projects: 

Major Projects:
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Major Projects Supply Opportunities & Tendering Requirements

  • Goods and services required by major projects supply chains and its suppliers
  • Where your business fits in major supply chains and where to find opportunities
  • Supplier registration requirements and tendering requirements

Booklet 2: Business Readiness Booklet - Major Projects(DOCX, 3MB)

Video Topic:


Extended Version


Supply Chain Promotion

  • Types of Capability Statements and how to use them
  • What proponents are seeking from your website
  • Ways to promote your business

Booklet 3: Promotion

Video Topic:
Capability & Capacity

Capability & Capacity:

Capability & Capacity:
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Framework for Building Supply Chain Capability & Capacity

  • Implementing your Strategic Business Plan
  • Achieving alignment between Supply Chain Performance, Supply Chain Strategy, Supply Chain Network, Supply Chain Processes and Supply Chain Resources
  • Aligning Supplier Development with your Supplier Tier

Booklet 4: Capability(DOCX, 2MB)

Video Topic:


Capability & Capacity:
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Expanding Your Business to Seize Opportunities

  • Market Research requirements, and managing growth and diversification risks
  • Addressing human resource skills capability and capacity
  • Reviewing business footprint and exploring exporting opportunities

Booklet 5: Expanding(DOCX, 3MB)

Video Topic:


Extended Version

Supply Chain Collaboration & Partnerships to Seize Opportunities

  • Collaborative Bidding
  • Key drivers of collaborative business relationships
  • Assessing criticality of key business relationships and aligning expectations
  • Action Plan for collaborative business relationships

Booklet 6: Collaboration(DOCX, 3MB)

 Video: Conclusion Booklet 7: Conclusion(DOCX, 2MB)

Rockhampton is uniquely positioned as the gateway to Northern Australia, and as such is on the junction of major road and rail networks. With proximity to the Bowen Basin and strategic access to the Galilee Basin, Rockhampton is a key service and logistics hub for the coal industry, providing road, rail and air services.

Rockhampton Regional Council, through its Economic Development Action Plan, is committed to creating a vibrant business environment that is innovative, competitive, productive and prosperous. Our region has a wealth of small, medium and large businesses that excel in their chosen fields, and as a region we will work together to make sure we are ready for the opportunities in the supply chain network to come out of the multi-billion-dollar Adani Carmichael Mine project.

Rockhampton Regional Council’s "Gear Up Rocky" initiative will do just that. From start-up entrepreneurs to mining equipment technology and services specialists, we are advancing Rockhampton businesses to find their entry point in the Adani supply chain network. Gear Up Rocky is also designed for businesses to seize other opportunities in Central Queensland or beyond.

We understand that local business operators are busy working hard delivering quality products and services in a competitive and challenging economic environment. This can make it challenging to position your business for new supply chain opportunities. Rockhampton Regional Council’s aim is to be right there with your business, supporting and guiding you through this opportunity at every step of the way.

For more information contact the Regional Development Team:

Phone:                   07 4932 9000