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SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER FROM LONDON

Thanks to Tourism Australia, we are so very excited to be hosting next week, social influencer James Relf-Dyer all the way from London!  James has a staggering 254,000 followers!  James is only in region for one and a half days… Read more »

UNDERWATER FILMING IN THE KEPPELS

With 22,100 followers, we are very excited that Dianne Costa & Ben Andryc from FunTravel TV are visiting the Capricorn Coast this week! Ben and Di will be capturing the underwater magic of Great Keppel Island, Pumpkin Island and Keppel… Read more »

Winter Festivals and Events are here!

With the event season in full swing in our region, locals and visitors alike will have plenty of events, festivals and activities to choose from in the forthcoming weeks. Rockhampton River Festival 2017 The Rockhampton River Festival is happening again… Read more »

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 »

New Zealand Tourism Trade

Southern Great Barrier Reef team members have just returned from selling our destination directly to sixty (60) key New Zealand Tourism Trade at the “Queensland on Stage” event hosted by Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) at Tangalooma Island Resort at… Read more »