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Old November 7th, 2010, 06:35 AM   #321
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A new urban city area catering for fifty thousand residents is on the cards for Rockhampton. Mayor Brad Carter has confirmed Council is in discussions with developers interested in building the new village to help cater for expected population growth.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 03:19 PM   #322
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Anna McManamey/Seven Local News reports on the new planning scheme set to be implemented from March next year, which will see no more building approvals for single story developments in the Central Business District.


Casey Devin/WIN Local News reports on the new plans for the Rockhampton Riverbank/CBD, including plans for sporting precinct and entertainment district.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 12:52 AM   #323
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Sports Central

To all i have been looking for Mr McCurley, owner of Sports Central does anyone have a contact number or knows of his where about? It seem's that the shop doors have not been open for weeks?
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Old March 7th, 2011, 01:17 PM   #324
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Where abouts is Sports Central? Is that the East St one?
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Old March 21st, 2011, 02:38 AM   #325
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Old August 10th, 2011, 09:16 AM   #326
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ROCKHAMPTON is crying out for new quality accommodation ... just ask Anna Bligh.

Fortunately developers Andrew Beaumont and Wayne Riddell have the answer.

The pair are behind a plan to build a $35million, 12-storey, hotel and apartment complex on the current Sullivan Nicolaides site along Victoria Parade.

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http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au...ty-anna-bligh/
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Old August 10th, 2011, 09:20 AM   #327
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A HOLE in the ground was enough for Premier Anna Bligh to get a visual idea of how the Rockhampton Riverbank Redevelopment project will stack up.

Ms Bligh, yesterday announcing the last round of funding for the project, took the opportunity to have a look at the work to date on the site.

“The concept plans for the next stage of the riverbank development are now available to go to the council for final prioritisation,” Ms Bligh said.

Ms Bligh said it meant within this financial year construction would start on the next round of walkways.

She said it didn’t matter where you lived in the region, all would benefit from the development, residents and visitors alike.

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http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au...redevelopment/
http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au...e-rockhampton/
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 05:43 PM   #328
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[B]Solly backs $20 million high-rise

WORK on a $20 million, high-rise serviced apartment complex on the banks of the Fitzroy River will start this month.

But the developer said the nine-storey, Rockhampton project was still waiting on final approval from the regional council.

He said this was a formality.

The Victoria Pde development is being developed by Queensland Property Developers, a company backed by Rockhampton identity Solly Stanton (of the former Silly Solly's discount store chain), and George Callianiotis.

Long-time Rockhampton residents may recognise Mr Callianiotis's name, as his father, also a George, developed several other projects in the city.

Mr Callianiotis jnr said the development was the beginning of an investment overflow from Gladstone for the coming boom in liquified natural gas projects.

Sale agent Leanne Fenech said the building would include 44 dual-key one-bedroom apartments, each connected with a motel room, with investment in the project starting at $425,000 on a 10-year lease basis.

Ms Fenech and O'Reilly's agent Jonathan Offord said they were excited by the project, and that it would add something new to the city's riverfront development.

Mr Callianiotis said there would be opportunities for local subcontractors in the project.

A house currently standing on the site will be demolished this month to make way for the project to begin in November, with a late-2013 completion date.

Mr Callianiotis said: "I really think 2013 is going to be a big year for property all over Central Queensland.

"We are already seeing lower vacancy rates in Rockhampton, and Gladstone is full.

"Despite what some people think about fly-in fly-out workers or drive-in drive-out workers, the reality is that it's going to happen.

"We are already seeing some people like high-income Santos engineers fly in and out of Gladstone to and from Brisbane.

"This project will cater to those workers in Gladstone running these projects to drive in and out from Rockhampton."

He said that while the company was still waiting for final development approval from the council, the project was "well within" all planning guidelines".

Ms Fenech said sales off the plan would not officially start until today.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 03:03 PM   #329
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Does anyone in rockhampton know what is going on at the old St John's Hospital site?? looks like demoltion is about to start. I can find 2 development applications for this site which are quite old, both under two different developers... Hope it is the one from Nouveau Living hmmmmmm.
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Old October 4th, 2011, 12:03 PM   #330
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Riverfront high-rise on the board
DEVELOPMENT MOVED FORWARD!

DEVELOPER Andrew Beaumont says his latest riverfront high-rise will be the largest apartment hotel in Central Queensland.

He announced yesterday that, in partnership with businessman Wayne Riddell, he had brought forward construction of the 13 storey complex because demand in Rockhampton had gone off the scale.

He estimated Empire's 89 room apartment hotel with 40 residential apartments above would generate $50 million in sales while its "three massive restaurants" at street level in Victoria Pde will make a huge difference to the city's lifestyle options.

It will sit opposite The Edge, which Mr Beaumont also created, but will occupy a much larger footprint on the existing Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology site.

Award-winning international architect Cottee Parker has designed a building with three function rooms, a large public lobby and a podium level with a lap pool, barbecue terrace, gym and spa.

"This design is a first for the greater CQ region and we have enormous confidence in the economic growth of Rockhampton," he said.

"It's unique in that it will have so much on-site amenity in a critical landmark site that will help to activate East Street."

He said he hoped to have detailed plans approved by Rockhampton Regional Council before Christmas and builders on site in the second half of next year.

His confidence was based, he said, on the success of The Edge which had achieved almost total occupancy.

"It was a risk but it has proved the market and we have a clearer picture now of what works.

"Rockhampton is a brilliant prospect at the moment because of the resources boom and the corporate market."

Of the 89 apartments in the hotel, 79 will be self-contained one-bedroom units.

The 40 residential apartments above will include two floors of penthouse and sub-penthouse suites offering luxurious living with towering views over the Fitzroy River.

Mr Beaumont said that although the final proposal had only just been announced there had already been interest from potential customers.


EMPIRE, 13s
To be completed during 2014
Three restaurants at ground level
40 residential apartments
89 hotel apartments
To generate $50 million in sales

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Old May 7th, 2012, 03:40 AM   #331
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$85m New Yeppen Bridge/Bruce Highway Reconfiguration

WORKERS have started to clear vegetation in preparation for the $85 million project that will transform the southern entrance to Rockhampton.

Later this month huge machines will begin to sink the supports for a new elevated bridge over the Yeppen Lagoon - a crossing engineers believe will guarantee that the city will never again be isolated by flooding.

The contractor, Fulton Hogan, has established a base near the Yeppen roundabout for the project which will run until early 2014 and cause months of disruption to traffic entering and leaving the city by the Bruce and Capricorn highways.

Workers have also begun to mark out the route of a new lane from the Capricorn Hwy that will remove the need for Rockhampton-bound traffic to queue at the roundabout.

A spokesman for the Department of Main Roads said neither piling work nor disruptive road works would begin until after the Beef Australia convention.

He said that building the new bridge - the first stage of the project - would not cause significant delays, but commuters would be affected by work to upgrade and increase capacity on the roundabout.

The project, which is jointly funded by the state and federal governments, should eventually end the rush hour congestion at the roundabout by creating a slip lane from the Capricorn Hwy.

Once work is complete the existing bridge will become two-lanes for city-bound traffic while the new bridge will be two-lanes leaving Rockhampton.

In a flood, the new bridge - a full three metres higher than the current road - will be used by vehicles leaving and entering the city.

In separate works, a 1.6 kilometre section of Gladstone Rd will be re-surfaced once Beef Week is over.

Residents living between Nathan and Margaret streets have been told the works are expected to start on May 13 and to take until the middle of June.

Motorists are being warned to expect delays of up to 15 minutes through temporary traffic lights and traffic control.

There will be lane closures and speed restrictions.

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Old May 7th, 2012, 04:38 AM   #332
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They should of saved the money and built a bypass. For someone like myself who travels north from Brisbane early quite regularly you always end up in Rockhampton mid afternoon when all the peak traffic is

flowing through taking it ages to get to the Bruce Highway as you have to travel through the town, lots of sudden 60km area's and cash cows to see if people are being attentive.
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Nah, this is needed more for the security of accessibility. Also when I was living in Gracemere I can remember crawling for 10 minutes every morning to turn left to Rockhampton. Turned a 15 min trip to town in 25..
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Everytime I go through Rocky was each morning and afternoons. Never experienced bank up traffic :S
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the little workers collection of demountables is like a mine camp. Going to be a lot of long delays over the next year
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Old May 9th, 2012, 03:54 AM   #336
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They should of saved the money and built a bypass. For someone like myself who travels north from Brisbane early quite regularly you always end up in Rockhampton mid afternoon when all the peak traffic is

flowing through taking it ages to get to the Bruce Highway as you have to travel through the town, lots of sudden 60km area's and cash cows to see if people are being attentive.
Apparently the council is looking at a new bridge/railline over the fitzroy. one idea is to have a bypass that goes around rockhampton, behind the airport and then crossing upstream of the barrage. If you look at the road to gladstone in the above picture it would continue traight through then connecto the the bypass... highly doubt whether this will ever get done but has been on the cards for several years now
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Allenstown Plaza Redevelopment

As you may or may not know Allenstown Plaza is in redevelopment mode, here are the details in .pdf form
http://www.campaigncentre.com.au/_cl...ge_low_res.pdf

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Construction starting soon!!

Parkhurst Town Centre
Parkhurst Shopping Centre is located in the growing suburb of Parkhurst at the intersection of the Bruce Highway and Boundary Road. Just 8 km from the metropolitan centre of Rockhampton, this exciting retail development reflects the growing need for new retail services in this burgeoning suburb. Just 1km from Central Queensland University Campus and with new residential estates being developed in the area, Parkhurst will provide long-term benefits for retailers choosing to be part of this exciting centre.
The Centre will be anchored once again by Woolworths Supermarket along with Woolworths Petrol and BWS Liquor to name a few.

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I can'f find much more information on the development but I have heard as I work in the Hospitality/Accomodation industry, the old TAFE Tech college on Bolsover street in the Rockhampton CBD is set to be transformed into a hotel ... all I know thus far is that it is owned by a consortium from the Sunshine Coast and Melbounre....when I find more information to confirm this I will post
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Can't find much more on this online at the moment, project is being developed by the pair behind Empire, with plans to have the crane on-site when it's dissembled when Empire is complete in October.


Rockhampton empire continues to grow for two property Kings

Sharyn O’Neill 13th December 2013 6:00 AM
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THE empire of Rockhampton property developers Andrew Beaumont and Wayne Riddell is expanding, as they team up again for a new $35 million unit development

THE empire of Rockhampton property developers Andrew Beaumont and Wayne Riddell is expanding, as they team up again for a new $35 million eight-storey unit development on Victoria Pde.

With their Empire building already coming up out of the ground, the pair are planning for builders JM Kelly to pack up on completion and move down the road to their next project about September next year.



Set on three blocks of land neighbouring the Pilbeam Theatre and Rockhampton Art Gallery, Mr Beaumont said plans were for a development to complement the unique architecture.

"The theatre is a pretty significant building," Mr Beaumont said, describing how the development was set back to allow a large landscape link to the steps of the gallery.

"We didn't want to have a building right up to the edge, and we wanted to have a nice landscape link to the theatre and gallery," he said.

Aiming for the first floor to be set at the art gallery podium level, the plan is to include a coffee shop/restaurant for all-day dining that would really complement the theatre.

"We put a lot of thought into the outcome, as opposed to just putting a building up," he said.

The residential part of the development would include up to 70 two- and three-bedroom units, an on-site caretaker, pool and gym.

It is expected the units will be placed on the market in the first half of the new year.

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"It is one of the best sites along the strip," he said.

Agent Pat O'Driscoll who handled the tender of sale said it was wonderful to see the site go to proven local and successful developers who had already delivered in the region.

"Rockhampton is evolving as a city," Mr O'Driscoll said.

With a number of developments now fronting Victoria Pde, from Southbank, The Rocks, Waterfront, Quest, The Edge and Empire, they bring with them restaurants and cafes to increase the popularity of the region.

"We are starting to utilise one of our best assets, the river, not just for our water needs but for its beauty."
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