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Business Plan - CENTRAL QUEENSLAND EVENTS CENTRE International Exhibition Complex, Rockhampton: proposed redevelopment of the Rockhampton Showgrounds, Victoria Park Precincts, Rockhampton State High School, Gracemere Sales Yards and other areas which together incorporate the development of the international exhibition complex project.

Garner, Gary O., Hollingsworth, Peter, & Weathered, Matthew (2002) Business Plan - CENTRAL QUEENSLAND EVENTS CENTRE International Exhibition Complex, Rockhampton: proposed redevelopment of the Rockhampton Showgrounds, Victoria Park Precincts, Rockhampton State High School, Gracemere Sales Yards and other areas which together incorporate the development of the international exhibition complex project.

Abstract

This project involves the development of a Business Plan for the redeveloped Rockhampton Showgrounds together with parts of Victoria Park and the Rockhampton State High School. This is a result of the staging of Beef 2000, and it subsequently becoming apparent to the Australian Beef Cattle Exposition Association Inc, which stages Rockhampton's triennial beef expos, that the Organisation could not hold the next beef expo at the Rockhampton Showgrounds, unless it was redeveloped. The Rockhampton Showgrounds had been the site of the stud cattle championships and the trade fair as well as many networking and social activities since the holding of the first beef expo in 1988. At the same time infrastructure at the Gracemere Saleyards, which had been used by the beef expos for its commercial cattle shows, had also deteriorated seriously with the display ring being in need of replacement.

Tthe redeveloped exhibition complex, including the Gracemere Saleyards, could prove capable of staging a wide range of international, national, state and regional events- Rockhampton is ideally placed on the Queensland coast- and possesses excellent transport infrastructure which can cater for the arrival and departure large numbers of participants and visitors.

Superficially Council sees the complex, including the Gracemere Saleyards, could be used as a venue for International, national, state, regional and local exhibitions and displays, including the beef and possibly a horse and light metals expo; the Rockhampton Show; Rockhampton Speedway and motor cross competitions; Major regional sporting events; Major horse activities such as rodeos, cutting and dressage competitions, etc; Large religious assemblies and other meetings; Major cultural and musical activities

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ID Code: 7236
Item Type: Other
Keywords: Business Plan, Rockhampton Showgrounds, Beef 2000, Australian Beef Cattle Exposition, beef expo, Gracemere Saleyards, cultural activities
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Urban and Regional Economics (140218)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Gary O. Garner
Deposited On: 27 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:40

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