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Retail trading hours overhaul

The Palaszczuk Government has announced the overhaul of Queensland’s retail trading hours to create jobs, end confusion and increase choice for consumers, and protect workers.  The existing 99 trading hour provisions, contained in over 40 pages of orders would be… Read more »

SGBR flying the flag at the Flight Centre Travel Expos

The Southern Great Barrier Reef proved a very popular destination at the Flight Centre Travel Expos held in Melbourne and Sydney earlier this month, the Brisbane Flight Centre Expo will be held this weekend (18-19 Feb). The Expos showcase air,… Read more »

Queensland Resources Council boss packs conference centre

It was a packed house of in excess of sixty business representatives that greeted the new Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council  Ian Macfarlane over lunch at the Empire Apartment Hotel Conference Centre yesterday. Hosted by Capricorn Enterprise – the… Read more »

2017 Southern Great Barrier Reef Combined Destination Guide Released!

Capricorn Enterprise is proud to release the new 2017 Destination Guide for the Southern Great Barrier Reef …. Where Great Begins… Since 2011, three Regional Tourism Organisations Capricorn Enterprise, Gladstone Area Promotions & Development Ltd (GAPDL) and Bundaberg North Burnett… Read more »

Questions and things we do at The Spire Visitor Information Centre in our role of servicing Visitors

Questions and things we do at The Spire Visitor Information Centre in our role of servicing Visitors (a list from our wonderful volunteers and VIC Supervisor) Where are?: Mechanics (for specific makes and models of vehicles as well as general… Read more »

Regional Business Growth Program Secures GREEN Light

Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll is jubilant that another thirty-three (33) local firms will benefit through their Economic Gardening High Growth Business Program thanks to the Federal Government’s Industry Skills Fund providing funding support for the Program.  The Program is… Read more »

Social and community funding flows from Queensland Cabinet’s visit to the region

Last week’s visit by the Premier and Queensland Cabinet to our region certainly saw a number of funding announcements, predominantly in the area of social and community support, including: Works for Queensland projects for Rockhampton region Livingstone Shire Council’s projects for… Read more »

Dig the Tropic to feature in Queensland Drive Campaign

Capricorn Enterprise has significantly invested in Tourism and Events Queensland’s upcoming Queensland Drive Campaign that will be featuring the Capricorn Way and ‘Dig the Tropic’ Geo Tourism Trail. With an advertising investment of $15,500, this includes production and placement of… Read more »

Local operators part of $1.2 Million Tourism and Events Qld Campaign!

Capricorn Enterprise have joined with Tourism and Events Queensland to celebrate Queensland’s new brand to ‘inspire the world to experience the best address on earth’ in the upcoming February brand campaign. The $1.2 million campaign includes TV, cinema, press and… Read more »

Rockhampton Jaguar Land Rover (Ian Weigh Group) Sponsorship Appreciated

I do a lot of driving in this job and host many VIPS (travel writers, travel trade, investors, politicians etc) to our destination, and first impressions count!  The Capricorn region stretches from the Central Highlands in the west (Emerald, Carnarvon… Read more »