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Tourism Future Secure for Capricorn Region!

For the first time in twenty five years (25), the State government has committed long term funding for Regional Tourism Organisations (RTO’s) in Queensland which enables Capricorn Enterprise to plan for three (3) years in partnership with its local government… Read more »

Queensland’s Adventure Committee descend on the Capricorn Coast

Adventure Queensland is the peak backpacking body for the state and their committee will be at the Capricorn Coast this Thursday 28th April for the very first time to give local tourism business the opportunity to gain insight into the… Read more »

Southern Great Barrier Reef Visitation Continues to Grow!

The Southern Great Barrier Reef destination (Capricorn, Gladstone (CQ) and Bundaberg regions) to the year ending December 2015, has been ranked the number 5 region in Queensland and number 14 region in Australia for domestic visitor nights! This equates to… Read more »

GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND – first GINGER PRIDE photo shoot in Australia!

Capricorn Enterprise is calling on all Central Queensland Red Heads, aka ‘Gingers’ and ‘Rangas’ to be part of a photo shoot on Great Keppel Island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef on Sunday 24th April 2016. Freedom Fastcats are proudly… Read more »

Extensive Interest in High Growth Business Program

Twenty eight independent businesses from Rockhampton and Yeppoon have registered to participate in the Capricorn Enterprise “Economic Gardening High Growth Business Program” [EGP] which is due to commence with a full day Boot Camp this Thursday. The inaugural program that… Read more »

Vote Yes for Fixed Four Year Terms

Townsville Enterprise, Advance Cairns and Capricorn Enterprise are calling on North Queensland communities to support fixed four year terms for State Government at the Referendum on Saturday 19 March. A fixed election date would provide a number of benefits for… Read more »

Could a Federal loan help start Great Keppel Island Resort?

Could the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) assist Tower Holdings commence construction of the Great Keppel Island Resort? “There might be a chance, only if a loan application for infrastructure like water, sewerage, energy and communications is supported by Local and… Read more »

International Visitor Growth!

A  20% (twenty percent) growth in Visitor Expenditure ($105 Million total) and a 4% increase (137,000 total) in Visitor Numbers of International Visitors for the December 2015 quarter to the Southern Great Barrier Reef (SGBR) destination reflects the marketing collaboration… Read more »

Australian Infrastructure Plan released – Weirs in the pipeline!

Following yesterday’s visit by Prime Minister the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Barnaby Joyce, today’s release by the Federal government of their fifteen year (15) “Australian Infrastructure Plan”, reveals we are a step closer to the development of Eden… Read more »

Capricorn Events Receive Major Funding in State Announcement

A recent announcement by Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Kate Jones has confirmed $120,000 worth of funding as part of Tourism and Events Queensland’s (TEQ) second round of the Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP) for four major events within the… Read more »