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Ambitious plan to save 10,000 lives

Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service are addressing the smoking prevalence and its related health effects among Central Queenslanders with an ambitious plan to save 10,000 lives from smoking-related deaths by the year 2030.  Smoking is the leading cause of… Read more »

Nearly $2 billion in Local Infrastructure Projects – Status Report 2018

The list of projects detailed below is a “snapshot” of pending infrastructure works programmed to commence across the local area over the ensuing 6 to 12 months (possibly longer for the Rookwood Weir Project which awaits Infrastructure Australia scrutiny). It… Read more »

See a new side of Rockhampton – Mount Archer’s new canopy walk

Residents and visitors will now be able to enjoy breathtaking views of Rockhampton with the opening of the first stage of Mount Archer’s Fraser Park new canopy walk  on Thursday afternoon 29th of March just in time for Easter. The… Read more »


Congratulations to Simon and  Michelle at Australian Nature Guides, Carnarvon Gorge who host Savannah Guides next week! Savannah Guides, the internationally acclaimed “Protectors and Interpreters of the Outback”, are holding their next Savannah Guides Field School at Carnarvon Gorge from… Read more »

Region’s iconic events to feature in Queensland Drive Campaign

Capricorn Enterprise has made a significant investment in Tourism and Events Queensland’s Drive Campaign to increase awareness of Queensland drive routes to inspire audiences to consider Capricorn for a driving holiday. This campaign will encourage empty nesters to plan a… Read more »

New Campaign encourages Central Queenslanders to holiday close to home

Central Queensland residents are being encouraged to spend their winter holidays in region with a new campaign which launched last weekend. This Capricorn Holidays campaign showcases the fantastic holiday offerings of the Capricorn region across television, radio, and digital channels,… Read more »

Massive increase in visitors from Europe/UK to Southern Great Barrier Reef destination!

A whopping 19% increase in international visitors from Europe/UK in the year ending December 2017 to the Southern Great Barrier Reef destination has got tourism officials excited!  Southern Great Barrier Reef (Capricorn – Central Highlands to the Keppel Islands, Gladstone/Discovery… Read more »


A surge in new business registrations in Livingstone Shire (predominantly on the Capricorn Coast) in just one year, between 2015/16 and 2016/17 has been revealed in the most recent ABS data.  Registered businesses in 2015/16 in the Capricorn Coast region… Read more »


The economic future is bright for the Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton Region.  That’s the message from the region’s peak tourism and economic development organisation, Capricorn Enterprise. Capricorn Enterprise has produced its inaugural Quarterly Economic Snapshot for the region to complement… Read more »


A massive 16% increase in visitors through the doors of the Yeppoon Visitor Information Centre (VIC) in January this year reflected a bumper summer holiday season which kick started 2018 and has continued during the first quarter of the year…. Read more »