Major tourism and jobs boost for Rockhampton region

Media Release


14 March 2018

Joint release with:

Michelle Landry

Federal Member for Capricornia

  • More than 30 jobs created during construction from The Fraser Park Redevelopment Project
  • Part of $30 million initiative to stimulate job creation and investment in Central Queensland and diversify the economy
  • The Coalition Government is investing $1.5 million in the $3 million project

Fraser Park at Mount Archer will be even more of a draw card for the Rockhampton region following a major funding announcement today under the Coalition Government's Regional Jobs and Investment Packages.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the redevelopment would cement Mount Archer as a prominent and iconic regional landmark.

“The Coalition Government has a track record of getting it done for regional Queensland, and this is thanks in no small part to Michelle Landry and her fearless advocacy for Central Queensland in Canberra,” Dr McVeigh said.

“The Coalition is committed to strengthening regional Australia, we are delivering real jobs for regional Australia.

Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the project will activate Mount Archer as a tourism and recreation drawcard for the Rockhampton region.

“This $1.5 million investment will provide yet another tourism draw card for the region, with the upgrade enabling greater use of the mountain by people of all ages and fitness levels and will ensure that Rockhampton locals benefit as well as tourists,” Ms Landry said.

“The Fraser Park Redevelopment Project will deliver over 30 jobs during construction, and provide the city's visitors with another opportunity to spend more time here, delivering further tourism benefits.

“The upgrade will not only generate local jobs, it will provide economic and social benefits to the region through increased recreation, sports, adventure and event tourism opportunities.”

Further projects under the Bowen Basin Regional Jobs and Investment Package will be announced over the coming week.