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NEW BUSINESSES SURGE ON CAPRICORN COAST!

A surge in new business registrations in Livingstone Shire (predominantly on the Capricorn Coast) in just one year, between 2015/16 and 2016/17 has been revealed in the most recent ABS data.  Registered businesses in 2015/16 in the Capricorn Coast region… Read more »

REGIONAL ECONOMIC FUTURE BRIGHT!

The economic future is bright for the Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton Region.  That’s the message from the region’s peak tourism and economic development organisation, Capricorn Enterprise. Capricorn Enterprise has produced its inaugural Quarterly Economic Snapshot for the region to complement… Read more »

MAJOR VISITOR INCREASE TO YEPPOON VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE!

A massive 16% increase in visitors through the doors of the Yeppoon Visitor Information Centre (VIC) in January this year reflected a bumper summer holiday season which kick started 2018 and has continued during the first quarter of the year…. Read more »

Our Locals Love Tourists!

Capricorn residents (Central Highlands, Rockhampton region, Capricorn Coast) are significantly more likely than the average Queenslander to agree that tourism has a positive impact on the community. 63% of residents agree that tourism has a positive impact on the community,… Read more »

AUSTRALIA DAY LONG WEEKEND SET TO SIZZLE!

“Forward bookings for the Australia Day Long Weekend are extremely encouraging off the back of a highly successful Summer holiday season! With three major Australia Day events over the long weekend, even impending rain won’t dampen this weekend! Great Australia… Read more »

Twin Cities a Commute Closer

TWIN CITIES A COMMUTE CLOSER… 413 additional Rockhampton workers are now commuting to the Capricorn Coast to conduct their jobs which is a 46.4% increase over 5 years (2011 to 2016). The 2011 census revealed that 890 workers living in… Read more »

Turtle Mural Unveiled at Kemp Beach

The Kemp Beach toilet block has now been turtle-branded thanks to a suggestion by one of our wonderful volunteers from the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre. Libby Howlett contacted the Livingstone Shire Council and suggested that the Bluff Point Walking… Read more »

Locals extend invitation to Great Keppel

Local island legend Geoff Mercer is the hero in the latest Queensland tourism promotional video. Produced in partnership between Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and Capricorn Enterprise, the 90 second video is a compelling local invitation sharing insights on how… Read more »

International Growth continues for Southern Great Barrier Reef destination!

SGBR once again shows solid growth in the international visitor statistics. The Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) has yet again shown strong positive growth in the International Visitor Survey, released by Tourism Research Australia. International Visitor numbers to the SGBR… Read more »

LUCKY WINNERS OF CAPRICORN HOLIDAYS STAYCATIONS ON THE CAPRICORN COAST

Robyn Silcox from Bundaberg was the lucky winner of the Capricorn Holidays Staycation on Great Keppel Island. Robyn was absolutely thrilled when she received the call from Triple M Central Queensland’s Banksy and Pinky to announce that she had won… Read more »