The beef capital of Australia, Rockhampton is located on the Tropic of Capricorn and is the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
It's an interesting mix of country town hospitality, and fine architecture, reflecting its settlement in 1853.
Rockhampton is home to impressive private and public buildings, including the Customs House, old Post Office, cathedrals, banks and homes, with Quay Street said to be unique in Australia.
The population is around 81,000 these days and while the city still counts agriculture as its major industry, tourism is becoming increasingly important for Rockhampton's economy.
Council has a very strong development incentives policy, and is keen to welcome new businesses that will deliver significant and sustainable growth.