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Everyone can promote our region!

Last week’s newsletter highlighted the new Tourism and Events Queensland campaign “I know just the place” and how locals can get involved by visiting Queensland.com and writing about your favourite locations. You can also help promote our amazing destination by… Read more »

‘I know just the place’ Queensland tourism campaign!

‘I know just the place’  is something most of us have said at one time or another to our visitors from within Australia and overseas. As locals we know our area better than anyone else; we know all those gorgeous… Read more »

Queensland Weekender – Barra Bounty & Keppel Bay Marina

Keppel Bay Marina Keppel Bay Marina in Roslyn Bay is north of Rockhampton and is the launching pad for plenty of leisure experiences on the Capricorn Coast. The good news for recreational anglers is that this is a net-free fishing… Read more »

Queensland Resource Council State of the Sector Forum Key Learnings

QLD RESOURCES SECTOR: 1) Resource regions need to support the industry and be “more vocal” with that support; 2) Resource companies contribute significant finances to government via royalties. These royalties are finite and need to be matched by demonstrated government… Read more »

Capricornia Business Awards Winners

2016 Capricornia Business Awards – Congratulations to all! In excess of 350 special guests representing local businesses celebrated the 2016 Capricornia Business Awards held at the Rockhampton Leagues Club on Friday evening November 11. The Awards were sponsored by the Livingstone… Read more »

Southern Great Barrier Reef shines at Queensland Tourism Awards

Southern Great Barrier Reef tourism operators have taken out three accolades at this year’s Queensland Tourism Awards, which celebrate the dedicated individuals and successful operators of the state’s $23 billion tourism industry. The Southern Great Barrier Reef destination, incorporating the… Read more »

New strategy driving jobs in CQ’s education sector

The Palaszczuk Government has launched a comprehensive plan working with CQ University to encourage and grow Queensland’s international education and training (IET) industry. Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said this strategy would stimulate Central Queensland’s already strong IET industry with… Read more »

Call for Rookwood Weir Support

Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has called on local councillors across Central Queensland to state their opinion on Rookwood Weir – declaring “you either want it or you don’t.” The call was made in Federal Parliament in Canberra today,… Read more »

Entrepreneurs’ Programme for Tourism Businesses

Eligible tourism businesses can receive a free business evaluation, which provides recommendations to help them grow. If those recommendations are implemented there is up to $20,000, dollar for dollar to assist in implementing those recommendations. You may be eligible if… Read more »

Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Timeline

SINGAPORE ARMED FORCES (SAF) TIMELINE SAF have been training at Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) for the past 26 years (since 1990) – currently approx. 6,000 troops per annum. The existing annual SAF ‘Exercise Wallaby’ Training will be maintained until… Read more »