Current Council Projects
Livingstone Shire Council manages a very diverse range of infrastructure assets with a value close to $1.0 billion. These assets cover categories such as land, buildings & facilities, plant & equipment, roads & drainage, bridge, water, sewerage, waste. Council is responsible for the construction, upgrade and renewal of these assets through its capital works program. We forecast our 2022-2023 spend on capital projects will be $44 million.
We implement projects that support the strategic direction of our Corporate Plan and Community Plan:Towards 2050. These aim to strengthen the regional economy, protect our environment and improve services and facilities for our residents, businesses and visitors.
The Gateway is a 56-hectare master-planned Business and Industry Park, located between Yeppoon and Rockhampton, offering the most accessible and sought-after industrial lots in Central Queensland.
The Capricorn Coast is one the fastest growing areas outside the southeast Queensland corner and is quickly becoming the destination of choice for established industry and innovative start-ups to locate their business on the Capricorn Coast to capitalise on emerging and national trends.
The Gateway Business and Industry Park is located within 30km of national road and rail corridors, and is in driving proximity to major mining operations and mineral resources in the Central Queensland region and Bowen Basin.
To express interest in future stages of the gateway, please contact your preferred agent.
The Station is an 8,203 m2 Council owned site (Lot 2 on SP230820, 33 James Street) located in the main street of the Yeppoon CBD. Council acquired the site from the Queensland Government in 2021 and will undertake a reconfiguration of a lot to split the site into two, known as the Western precinct and the Eastern precinct.
In October 2022 an Invitation to Tender (ITT) was released for the development of both precincts with respondents’ proposals aligning to the vision held by Council. The vision and development outcomes sought for The Station site are based on previous community engagement undertaken by Economic Development Queensland in 2017 and further engagement undertaken by Council in 2020. Council has also received funding through the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program to activate the site. The funding is for site remediation, servicing, landscaping and construction of an outdoor undercover area to be used as a community support space, post disaster events.
Western Precinct Vision
The Western precinct is centered around the heritage listed Station building. It is envisioned this building and surrounds will be enhanced by a tenant that will maintain and operate a business that activates the area. A key deliverable will be the provision of an undercover area onsite to be used as a community support space, post disaster events. The remainder of the site will be greenspace with landscaping treatments, and all abilities pedestrian linkages through Arthur and James Street. Council will retain ownership of the Western precinct and will enter into a leasehold arrangement with the interested parties.
The central component of the precinct will be the heritage listed railway building. Any development on the site must understand and be sympathetic to the cultural heritage significance of the place and use it to inform and influence planning and design.
Eastern Precinct Vision
Sale of the eastern precinct to enable the development of affordable high density residential apartments with mixed use development (commercial/retail) on the ground floor. A development of this scale will provide much needed affordable housing choices, increase foot traffic and local spend in Yeppoon Town Centre. Given the prominence of the site, Council is committed to collaborating with the successful tenderer to ensure a high-quality build design.
The Capricorn Coast Homemaker Centre masterplan was developed by Council in 2016 to ensure the optimal development of a prime, central-Yeppoon site and to accommodate uses not currently in the market. Currently occupied by its operations depot, Council’s long-term vision for the site is to relocate all components of the depot and use the land to create a destination retail location for hardware, home improvement and other complementary large-format retail uses to enhance the region’s retail sector and provide growth opportunities for new and expanding local businesses. The Homemaker Centre masterplan was established to enable this vision and is the first of its kind in Livingstone Shire.
Stage one of the Homemaker Centre was released to a national property company in 2019 and has been successfully developed to accommodate several tenants, the largest being Bunnings. Construction of stage one provided a significant boost to the local economy, with enduring benefit deriving from the approximately 70 full-time local jobs created at Bunnings alone and the retention of spending locally.
The project is still in the planning stages. Council is currently planning the transition of the existing depot to an alternate location and the development of Stage Two of the Homemaker Centre.
Major Regional Projects
The Central Queensland region is growing at an unprecedented rate, with major infrastructure investment occurring across the Livingstone Shire and Rockhampton Regional Council’s footprint.
Council, together with Capricorn Enterprise continue to advocate for local industry participation, with rates of recent State and Federal projects upwards of 80%.
To stay up to date on major projects happening you can also visit Capricorn Enterprise.
Construction Skills Queensland offer an interactive project page enabling you to search by project or by region, offering a complete view of major projects in the region.
The Great Keppel (Wop-pa) Island (GKI) Master Plan Project forms a key part of the Queensland Government’s commitment to revitalise tourism on GKI, which includes the $30 million commitment towards common-user infrastructure.
The Queensland Government is committed to working closely with island stakeholders to facilitate tourism development and deliver the supporting infrastructure that will help grow tourism on the island and generate jobs and expenditure in Central Queensland.
The Master Plan will guide the future actions of the community and private investors and present a vision for the future with long term goals and objectives. It will be an aspirational document that involves the community and other stakeholders.