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Capricorn Enterprise collaboration with Resource Industry Partners

Economic Development Manager Neil Lethlean represented Capricorn Enterprise last week at important meetings with resource industry representatives dealing with the key issue of local content in regional projects. As key advocates for greater participation in regional projects, Capricorn Enterprise is… Read more »

Resources – the Economic Backbone of our Region

The highs and lows of Resource activity across Queensland is regularly featured across national media – with the outstanding question being “do we take the resources sector for granted?” Attending a number of strategic forums and meetings conducted by the… Read more »

Paradise Lagoons Campdraft 2016

The sport of campdrafting comes from the drovers of early rural Queensland, who would “cut out” individual cattle from the mob. Today, the brightest and best converge on Paradise Lagoons to compete for the sports largest prize purse in Australia…. Read more »

CQUniversity Village Festival

Only once in your lifetime will you see the all-star lineup of Pete Murray, Mark Seymour & James Reyne, and James Morrison, while overlooking the ocean and islands, and PAY NOTHING. The 2016 CQUniversity Village Festival is on again this… Read more »

Gemfields Welcomes Huge Tourist Numbers in 2016

Gemfest – Festival of Gems 2016 is set to be the biggest and best yet! The very popular event, which takes place on the Sapphire Gemfields, in our Southern Great Barrier Reef hinterland from 11 – 14 August 2016, is… Read more »

Creative Commercial opportunities in Yeppoon

Livingstone Shire Council’s exciting Yeppoon Multi-Storey Car Park project has entered into the next stage with Expressions of Interest opening today for two retail tenancies in the complex. Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council would be looking for exciting, vibrant EOIs… Read more »

Investment guide to help grow Queensland tourism

The Queensland Government has released the Queensland Tourism Investment Guide 2016, developed to encourage investment in tourism infrastructure in Queensland. The document, also available in Chinese, encourages investors to capitalise on Queensland’s booming tourism industry with the release of the state’s… Read more »

Commonwealth Games 2018 – Training Potential in CQ

With the Rio Olympic Games just days away, our local focus is set firmly on the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018. Capricorn Enterprise Events Executive Ellie Tonkin has been working with the Department for State Development, Livingstone… Read more »

Capricorn Resort Yeppoon Accommodation Closure

Last week, we were notified of a change in strategic direction by the owner of Capricorn Resort Yeppoon, (Iwasaki Sangyo Company), that they will suspend operations of the accommodation business effective 21st August 2016 and scale down other areas of… Read more »

Keppel Bay Sailing Club Blitz Training Awards

One of the Capricorn Coasts biggest employers, Keppel Bay Sailing Club were both winners and grinners when they took out this year’s Queensland Training Awards for the Central Queensland region for Medium Employer of the Year last Saturday. KBSC president… Read more »