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Rockhampton region to become more integral to mining operation

By David Bell

The Rockhampton region could become an even greater provider for services to Queensland's resources sector, which could have a positive effect on real estate in Rockhampton.

The acting mayor for the region, Tony Williams, said that an amendment to Fitzroy Shire Planning Scheme would result in the area becoming the major supplier of goods and services to places that are heavily involved in mining and other resources activity.

Councillor Williams observed: "The proposal involving the major amendment has two principal objectives."

"The first is a slight increase to the amount of industrial land in the Gracemere Industrial Area, while the second will intensify the industrial activities which can be undertaken in Precincts B, C D and J of the Gracemere-Stanwell Zone. As part of the intensification of the industrial uses business in these precincts will be able to operate 24 hours a day."

The coal mining sector will be a great source of activity for businesses in the Gracemere Industrial Area, the acting mayor added, as the coal industry needs quick attention to its problems – 24 hours a day.

Councillor Williams also said that the Rockhampton region is already a provider of goods and services, as far as coal is concerned.

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