Waterfront Win for Local Light Group Team

Local business owners Peter Hawkins and Benito Zussino take local business to a whole new level with their latest project.

You’d be hard-pressed to meet a more dedicated and hard-working pair in the Central Queensland Region than Light Group owners Peter and Benito, who have just opened their third jaw-droppingly stunning restaurant space in the region.

Starting with the success of opening Gladstone’s most iconic café and eatery Lightbox Espresso and Wine Bar, in 2017 these determined locals expanded into neighbouring Rockhampton to save a historic old brewery from turning to rubble. The result – Headricks Lane, an ode to the building’s original merchants that features a progressive menu and bar offering complimenting the elegantly renovated space.

You’d be forgiven for thinking this mammoth project would slow the Light Group’s drive for improving the region one building at a time, though this is not the case at all. Taking on yet another huge project, this time as part of Rockhampton Regional Council’s Riverbank Revitalisation project, creating an iconic waterfront dining experience for families across Central Queensland to enjoy. Aptly named, Boathouse overlooks the Fitzroy River and offers a perfected selection of fresh dishes, ice cold drinks and takeaway options. A more family-focused project for the team that is sure to play a significant part in Rockhampton’s growing future.

LightBox and Headrick’s Lane owners Benito Zussino and Peter Hawkins have just launched their third restaurant space in the region. Photo by Steph Allen

Not only have the Light Group team created three world-class spaces for Central Queenslanders to enjoy, they have supported local businesses throughout the entire process, from signage to web design and plenty in between. Gladstone’s very own Elevate Media were chosen to design and execute their brand new website www.boathouserockhampton.co and excitedly took on the challenge to create a seamless platform for bookings, events and ordering. NewPrint HRG were chosen as printing and signage suppliers, providing everything from menus to window decals, setting the tone for the truly magical space.

Though their businesses would not be out of place in Melbourne or Sydney, the Light Group team have chosen to support local suppliers throughout, proving that the quality available here in Central Queensland is truly world class. We love a great local success story, and this is certainly one!

Make sure to go and check out the brand-new offerings at Boathouse, 189 Quay Street, Rockhampton.