A Better Future for
I love our community and I’m passionate about serving it. My job is not just to represent the Rockhampton Electorate in parliament – it’s to work with our community to get the best outcomes for our schools, our small businesses, local groups and families. Everyday, my focus is on working towards a better future for everyone in our community.
Hi, I’m Barry O’Rourke.
As many of you know, I’m a passionate Central Queenslander and I’m convinced we live in the best place in the world.
Our lifestyle in Rocky and Gracemere and we’re fortunate to have great schools, great community organisations, a thriving local small business community and some great beaches just down the road. As a major hub for the mining and agricultural industries (we are the Beef Capital after all) and, increasingly, a powerhouse in renewable energy production, we are well positioned for the future.
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I’m focused on making sure we’re delivering the infrastructure we need to reach out future potential, along with the services and support our community needs to continue to thrive.
At present, the Queensland government is helping to deliver more than $3b in local infrastructure projects, including the Rocky Ring Road, Rookwood Weir, the Browne Park upgrade, as well as numerous local school and road upgrades.
We’ve also made TAFE fee for courses linked to local skills shortages, to make sure Central Queenslanders can fill the jobs available in our region and employers can find the staff they need in our community.
There’s still lots to be done, and I’m focused on delivering a better future for our community.
Please read My Plan for CQ to find out more.
Since being elected in 2017, I have helped deliver:
My Plan For Our Community
Since being elected I have worked hard to deliver for our community. Whether it is Better Healthcare, Quality Schools, Investing in Roads and Public Transport, and A Strong and Safe Community.
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News & Headlines
Delivering for CQ: The Qld govt is spending 69% more per capita on local infrastructure than it does in SEQ
CQ is Winning When it Comes to State Government Infrastructure Spending If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say that all
Rebates of up to $1000 Available to Queensland Households on Energy Efficient Appliances The Queensland Government is launching a new rebate for energy efficient appliances
The upgraded Rockhampton Ambulance Station and Operations Centre has finally opened its doors after 18 months of renovations. This $7.7m upgrade is a testament to