Event: Advance Rockhampton seminar

BSMQ’s Lin Han and Jodie Willis promoted Queensland’s business and skilled migration program at the Advance Rockhampton region information session in Brisbane on 10 November 2017. There were about 50 migration agents, education agents and other industry stakeholders in attendance at this seminar showcasing Rockhampton as a destination for international students and migrants, and business investment. There was a strong focus on Rockhampton’s current economic development, investment opportunities, and education and training.

Tony Cullen, General Manager, Advance Rockhampton spoke on new developments in the region, particularly on Rockhampton becoming a fly-in/ fly-out hub for the Adani workforce and its flow-on effects, and the agricultural and aged care industries. Their Gear Up Rocky initiative is designed to ensure the region is ready for the opportunities in the supply chain network which will come out from the Adani Carmichael Mine project. The Gear Up Rocky Jobs Readiness Expo hosted by the Rockhampton Regional Council will help locals understand what jobs will become available. You can find out more about business opportunities and life in Rockhampton on the Advance Rockhampton website.

Other speakers included Mike Donahue of Rockhampton Grammar School, Steven Goakes of AAM Investment Group, Ben Mack of Browns English language college, Eric Lee of Smart Education and Training and Helen Hei of Fullshare Group.

The Rockhampton Regional Council will be hosting familiarisation tours for education and migration agents next year (around March and August 2018), and Australia’s national beef expo, Beef Australia, will also be held in Rockhampton from 6 to 12 May 2018. For more information, contact Young Beamish of the Rockhampton Regional Council at Young.Beamish@rrc.qld.gov.au.

BSMQ also has more information about Central Queensland, which includes the Rockhampton region: