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Major reforms for education with Gonski 2.0

Last week, the Federal government passed new legislation, introducing major reforms for education.  Mr David Gonski AC has endorsed the Quality Schools reforms and agreed to lead a Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools. The Review, to be… Read more »

TV Advertising

From Stanage Bay to Keppel Sands, the Capricorn Coast features in another television campaign this week throughout the Mackay, Central Qld and Wide Bay audiences (our 400km radius).  Thanks to additional funding from the state government via Tourism and Events… Read more »

Road Signs

Two new main road signs were erected last week on the Bruce Highway (Pacific Coast Way) promoting the Capricorn Coast Tourist Drive to the north and south of the Yeppoon turn off. Sincere thanks to the Department of Transport and… Read more »

Southern Great Barrier Reef brochure distribution

Our Southern Great Barrier Reef destination guide has been further distributed throughout NSW Visitor Information Centres leading into Queensland along the Great Inland Way and Australia’s Country Way.  This is in addition to our recent brochure distribution to the Visitor… Read more »

Back to work program to fuel local jobs bonanza

Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton employers can hire a jobseeker and put themselves in line for support payments of up to $20,000 with the Back to Work regional jobs program.  With thousands of regional Queenslanders now back at work thanks to… Read more »

Queensland Budget 2017-18

Budget 2017-18 What’s in it for Central Queensland? This year’s STATE BUDGET 2017 includes $788.1m infrastructure investment and reportedly 3200 new jobs in Central Queensland. Job-creating projects include – First Home Owners’ Grant to be extended by six months to 31 December… Read more »


In preparation for the winter season and increased drive market from the southern states, supplies of our SGBR Destination Guide have been sent to Visitor Information Centres along the Newell Highway in NSW leading into the Leichhardt Highway in Queensland… Read more »


Two and a half thousand (2,500) sellers and buyers exchanged business at last week’s Tourism Australia’s 38th Annual Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) in Sydney.  Tourism Australia turned 50 at this year’s event. Our Southern Great Barrier Reef Destination was there… Read more »

Federal Budget 2017-18: AAA Credit Rating to Remain

IS SMALL BUSINESS THE WINNER IN THIS YEAR’S FEDERAL BUDGET? LAST YEAR’S FEDERAL BUDGET SUMMARY FOR CQ outlined some major announcements in our region including $130 million for Rookwood Weir and a $1 billion Defence spend, as well as tax… Read more »

April Promotions

Sydney Caravan & Camping Super Show Last week, our destination (from the Central Highlands to the Keppel Islands) was promoted for six days from Tuesday 25th to Sunday 30th April at the Annual Sydney Caravan and Camping Show, held at… Read more »