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Recommendations made: Parliamentary Inquiry into how the mining sector can support businesses in regional communities

The Parliamentary Committee tasked with undertaking the national inquiry of “How the mining sector can support businesses in regional communities” has handed down its interim report incorporating twenty one (21) recommendations. Read the full Report: Keep it in the regions… Read more »

Relief and recovery update

It’s been a challenging time over the past 10 days with heatwaves, bushfires and storms affecting our communities and some businesses.  For the latest information on current weather conditions, visit The Queensland Government Disasters and alerts webpage is a… Read more »

Developing a Regional Workforce: Proactively planning for employment growth

Following on from the highly successful and informative November 8th Major Projects Forum, where major infrastructure projects and proposed timelines were discussed, this morning’s Developing a Regional Workforce Breakfast was an opportunity for business and industry to review and prepare for… Read more »

2018 Industry Celebration Night

Celebrating 30 years of the Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre; Pioneers of Industry who have operated their businesses consecutively for 20 years or more; congratulating local business and individual Award Winners; acknowledging Best of Queensland Pilot Program top score recipients;… Read more »


New Year’s Eve is often the biggest celebration of the year and enjoying the evening in easy-going Capricorn style is an experience the whole family can enjoy. There are plenty of places to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018/19 and with… Read more »

BHP and Peabody Energy move to 30-day payment terms from December 1st

The news this week that both BHP and Peabody Energy were moving to 30-day payment terms is great news for regional industry – allowing businesses to trade under normal trading conditions without the added cost of securing short term finance!… Read more »

Accommodation performance – it’s all in the numbers

Capricorn Enterprise would like to introduce you to Paul Hammond at STR. STR are the leading source for accommodation performance data in Australia and through the Australian Accommodation Monitor provide to you: Free bespoke benchmark reports which compare your performance… Read more »

Presentation to DestinationQ – Local Government & Tourism Masterclass by Laureth Rumble Pumpkin Island

Hello everyone. Thank you for this opportunity to talk about our journey to sustainability as a business based in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. I am certainly very grateful to be able to share some of the lessons we… Read more »

Adventure Tourism conference and Awards night!

Last week’s Adventure Tourism conference and the Inaugural Awards night was attended at the Gold Coast by Paul Neubecker (Emus Beach Resort), Eloise Chaffers (GKI Hideaway) and Mary Carroll (Capricorn Enterprise). The conference highlight was an incredible keynote presentation by… Read more »

DestinationQ Masterclasses

The Capricorn Enterprise tourism team recently attended DestinationQ Masterclasses and were impressed by the ideas presented to tourism operators on Applying Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to planning, marketing and enhancing your tourism experience and Customer Centricity: the importance of… Read more »